Amazonia Opens at the NZP

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The largest and most complex exhibit ever built at the National Zoological Park, Amazonia opens to the public after seven years of planning and construction. The 15,000 square foot rainforest habitat includes a tropical river and a 55,000 gallon aquarium, and a living tropical forest with more than 350 species of plants.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Amazonia Exhibit


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Zoogoer, November/December 1992, p. 12.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


November 18, 1992


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