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.
SCBI breeding advances for the scimitar-horned oryx, a desert antelope, contribute to a conservation model to avert the species' exhibit.
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.
Erected by Smithsonian Institute.
Location. 38° 55.774′ N, 77° 2.905′ 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. The O-Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Aldabra Tortoise (within shouting distance of this marker); A Capital Bird The Book That Brought a Dinosaur to Life (about 400 feet away); A Hollywood Legend at the Zoo? (about 400 feet away); How to Drink Coffee and Save Birds (about 500 feet away); Prairie Dogs (about 500 feet away); Rebuilding in the Wild (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithsonian National Zoo.
Categories. • Animals • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.