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Summary

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.

Subject

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

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

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

Contact information

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

Date

June 22, 1975

Topic

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

Place

Front Royal (Va.)

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