"Alice" Gives Birth at STRI

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Summary

"Alice," the Barro Colorado Island tapir, who was brought to the island in 1964 by former Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute director Martin Moynihan, gives birth to a tapir infant, "Peaches Darwin." Alice subsequently dies in September 12, 1988.

Subject

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," July 1980, p. 4.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," November 1988, p. 4.

Contact information

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

Date

April 23, 1980

Topic

  • Animals
  • Childbirth

Place

  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)

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