The View From the Castle: The successful reintroduction of barn owls to one of our towers was not only for the sake of tradition but of biological harmony

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Summary

Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley announces the reintroduction of the barn owl to one of the towers of the Smithsonian Castle. Ripley explains that garbage left by visitors on the Mall has attracted rats and mice. Barn owls, bred at the National Zoological Park, have been reintroduced to the area to help alleviate the problem.

Author

Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Smithsonian Vol. 5, no. 4 (Journal)

Contact information

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

Date

July 1974

Topic

  • Predatory animals
  • Predation (Biology)
  • Owls
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Rodent populations
  • Castle View

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Physical description

p. 4

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