Conservation and Research Center of the National Zoological Park in Front Royal, Virginia

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View of the Conservation and Research Center (CRC), now known as the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), of the National Zoological Park in Front Royal, Virginia, where endangered species are studied and bred. In the foreground animals are grazing in a field and in the distance, among the rolling hills, are CRC houses and animal buildings.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Conservation Biology Institute (National Zoological Park)


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See Neg. # 20100729-0363MM1 for a view of the buildings in 2010.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9553, Box 1, Folder: CRC

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



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  • Landscapes
  • Zoos
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Habitat conservation
  • Wildlife
  • Ecology
  • Rare animals
  • Conservation
  • Endangered species
  • Wildlife conservation


Front Royal (Va.)


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  • Landscape

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Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Color; Size: 6w x 4h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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