Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals

Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals (HM23KM)

Location: Washington, DC 20560
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.31', W 77° 1.594'

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Acquired in 1886 by the Department of Living Animals, buffalo were penned behind the Smithsonian Castle before being moved to what is now the National Zoological Park. Their presence sparked public interest in the preservation of a vanishing American species.

Smithsonian Institution Archives
HM NumberHM23KM
Placed BySmithsonian Institution
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Date Added Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324233 N 4306355
Decimal Degrees38.88850000, -77.02656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.31', W 77° 1.594'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 18.6" N, 77° 1' 35.64" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington DC 20560, US
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