Uncle Beazley Moves to the Zoo

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Uncle Beazley, the 25 foot long replica of a triceratops that resided on The Mall in front of the National Museum of Natural History for many years, has found a new home in the Rhino Yard near the Elephant House at the National Zoological Park. Uncle Beazley first appeared in the children's book "The Enormous Egg" by Oliver Buttersworth. There was a ceremony to welcome him to his new home on June 8 attended by fifth-graders from the Bancroft Elementary School and Myer Elementary School. The ceremony was hosted by Research Paleontologist Emeritus Nicholas Hotton and the Zoo's Associate Director for Interpretive Programs David Jenkins.


  • Hotton, Nicholas, III
  • Jenkins, David M
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, "The Torch," August 1994, p. 2.

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May 1994


  • Dinosaurs
  • Books and reading
  • Zoos
  • Sculpture
  • Models (representations)
  • Uncle Beazley
  • Triceratops
  • Children
  • Statues
  • Books
  • Models and modelmaking


Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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