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The National Zoological Park's Conservation and Research Center is established on 3,100 acres at Front Royal, Virginia, to encourage development of all aspects of animal sciences. It trains wildlife biologists from developing countries, and breeds, houses, and conducts research on a range of endangered species.


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


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1975, p. 123

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


June 22, 1975


  • Training
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  • International relations
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  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Nature conservation
  • Endangered species
  • Research


Front Royal (Va.)

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