Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
In Ancient Egypt, the Sacred ibis was worshipped as the god Thoth and was supposed to preserve the country from plagues and serpents. They were often mummified by ancient Egyptians and have been discovered buried alongside pharaohs.
The Sacred ibis travels in groups of 2-20 individuals although they have been known to occasionally flock in larger groups of up to 300 birds.
The Sacred Ibis is an ancient species with fossil records going back 60 million years.
Where do we live?
Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Iraq.
What do we eat?
Small animals, vertebrates, and invertebrates, insects, insect-larvae, amphibians and other small aquatic animals.
Size: 30 inches length
Weight: 1-3 lbs
Lifespan: 20 years
Erected by Roer's Zoofari.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Anthropology & Archaeology • Churches & Religion • Science & Medicine.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna VA 22182, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kune Kune Pig (a few steps from this marker); Soay Sheep (within shouting distance of this marker); African Pygmy Goat (within shouting distance of this marker); White Faced Capuchin (within shouting distance of this marker); Budgerigar (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Mack S. "Jack" Crippen, Jr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named African Pygmy Goat (about 400 feet away); Fallow Deer (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.