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Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Hollywood Legend at the Zoo?

 
 
A Hollywood Legend at the Zoo? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 1, 2017
1. A Hollywood Legend at the Zoo? Marker
Inscription.
This life-sized model of a triceratops may not give autographs but he was the star of a 1968 hit. Uncle Beazley—for that's who he is—"starred" in the movie The Enormous Egg, a film based upon the 1956 children's book of the same name.

Once filming of the movie finished, this model triceratops was given to the Smithsonian Institution. For years, he made his home on the National Mall near the National Museum of Natural History. In 1994 he came to the Zoo.
 
Location. 38° 55.721′ N, 77° 2.853′ W. Marker is in Smithsonian National Zoo, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Olmsted Walk. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the National Zoological Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Book That Brought a Dinosaur to Life (a few steps from this marker); How to Drink Coffee and Save Birds (a few steps from this marker); Prairie Dogs (within shouting distance of this marker); The O-Line (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Easter Monday (about 300
A Hollywood Legend at the Zoo? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 1, 2017
2. A Hollywood Legend at the Zoo? Marker
feet away); Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (about 400 feet away); Aldabra Tortoise (about 400 feet away); A Capital Bird (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithsonian National Zoo.
 
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Uncle Beazley Statue image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 1, 2017
3. Uncle Beazley Statue
Daytime photo of Uncle Beazley image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
4. Daytime photo of Uncle Beazley
Image of Uncle Beazley image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 1, 2017
5. Image of Uncle Beazley

Uncle Beazley on the National Mall
Sign in front of Uncle Beazley image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 17, 2017
6. Sign in front of Uncle Beazley

A Gift to the National Zoo
in Memory of
Herman and Evelyn Strock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   5. submitted on December 2, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   6. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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