Dr. Theodore Reed

 

 

Age: 90

 

Summary: veterinarian director of the U.S. National Zoo in Washington, D.C. who was best known as the keeper of celebrity pandas Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, the playful Komodo dragon Kraken, Smokey Bear himself, and thousands of other creatures during his tenure from 1958 to 1983.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease

 

Born: July 25, 1922

 

Died: July 2, 2013

 

Location: Milford, Delaware