SI Opens Department of Living Animals to the Public Near Castle

 

SI Opens Department of Living Animals to the Public Near Castle

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Year: 
1887
Month: 
december
Day: 
31
Date: 
Sat, 1887-12-31
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The Department of Living Animals opens to the public in a building on the south side of the east wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle. The department had been established to afford the taxidermists an opportunity to observe the habits and positions of various species, and use this knowledge in mounting specimens for exhibition.