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Bronx Zoo in Bronx County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Père David's Deer Conservation History

Père David's Deer Conservation History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 5, 2022
1. Père David's Deer Conservation History Marker
Père David's deer survive today thanks to over a century of careful conservation and caring individuals.

around 0 A.D. | Deer kept in Imperial Hunting Park in Nan Hai-Tze near Beijing.

around 200 A.D. | Deer presumed extinct in the wild.

1865 | Deer first viewed in the imperial park by a Westerner: Père David sent to Paris for identification.

1894 | Floods destroyed the imperial park wall; many deer killed and eaten.

1898 | Herd started by Duke of Bedford in Woburn, England; all Père David's deer alive today are descendents of this herd.

1900 | Last deer in China killed during Boxer Rebellion.

1949 | First Père David's deer bred in North America here at the Bronx Zoo.

late 1900s | Zoos around the world cooperate for successful breeding of this species.

1985 | Deer reintroduced to China.

Saving Other Asian Deer
Musk deer are poached for their musk gland, found only in males. We must protect the Siberian musk deer in Russia and recorded the first evidence
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of Kashmir musk deer in Afghanistan in 60 years.
Erected by American Conservation Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironmentWar, ColdWars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 40° 51.104′ N, 73° 52.635′ W. Marker is in Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. It is in Bronx Zoo. Marker can be reached from Jungle World Road south of Bronx River Parkway, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bronx NY 10460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saved From Extinction (here, next to this marker); What's In a Name? (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Saved From Extinction (within shouting distance of this marker); Père David's Deer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trumpeter Swan (about 400 feet away); Astor Court: An Enduring Monument to Conservation (about 500 feet away); Outstanding Partnership (about 500 feet away); A Delicate Web of Life (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bronx.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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May. 28, 2023