Based in 1889, the Smithsonian’s Nationwide Zoo sits on 163 acres within the coronary heart of Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park and is residence to 2,700 animals representing greater than 390 species.

The Zoo’s dedication to conservation, analysis, and schooling additionally extends to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, positioned in close by Entrance Royal, Virginia. SCBI scientists and animal care specialists conduct veterinary and reproductive analysis to avoid wasting wildlife and habitats for a number of the world’s most endangered animals on the sprawling 3,200-acre campus.


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