Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Smithsonian's National Zoo
—125 Years —
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), previously established as the Conservation and Research Center in 1973, is a research and training leader in veterinary medicine, reproductive physiology and conservation biology.
Once believed to be extinct, black-footed ferrets exist in the wild thanks to SCBI's breeding, training and release program.
Captions from photos on marker:
The SCBI property had once been a U.S. Army Remount Station, providing horses and mules to the U.S. Cavalry.
SCBI headquarters in Front Royal, Virginia has 3,200 acres of rolling hills where endangered species are studied and bred.
This exhibition has been brought to you in part by: HSU
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
Location. 38° 55.893′ N, 77° 3.059′ W. Marker is in Smithsonian National Zoo, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Olmsted Walk. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Smithsonian National Zoological Garden. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 Olmsted Walk, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smithsonian's National Zoo (a few steps from this marker); House Remodeling It's Our 125th Birthday! (within shouting distance of this marker); Feeding Times at the Zoo (within shouting distance of this marker); Meet Our Bison (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); And Then There Were (Almost) None (about 400 feet away); Bison and the National Zoo (about 400 feet away); Rebuilding in the Wild (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithsonian National Zoo.
Additional keywords. On the grounds of the Smithsonian National Zoological Garden
Categories. • Animals • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.