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National Zoological Park (Established 1889)
Zoological Garden
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Director: Michael Robinson
Phone: 1 (202) 673-4783   Fax: 1 (202) 673-4766  
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia 20008 UNITED STATES

Mission: Increase and diffusion of knowledge and recreation for the people.

Principal Research Programs: Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program; Toque macaques at Polonnarauwa, Sri Lanka; Callitrichid hepatitis; Howler monkeys at Hato Masaqural, Venezuela; Primate nutrition; Database on reintroduction of captive-born animals

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for Undergraduate (limited), Graduate, Professional; Field work available (limited); Program emphasis: Veterinary medicine; Pathology; Behavior; Nutrition; Reproductive physiology; Genetics; Financial suuport occasionally available; Internships offered annually through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program; FONZ Training Program.

Number of Staff: 365

Associated Field Sites: Poco das Antas Biological Reserve, Brazil; Polonnarauwa Macaque Sanctuary, Sri Lanka; Hato Masaqural, Venezuela

Supported Species: 2 Callicebus moloch (dusky titi), 4 Callimico goeldii (Goeldi's marmoset), 1 Callithrix geoffroyi (white-headed marmoset), 5 Callithrix melanura (black-tailed marmoset), 10 Callithrix pygmaea (pygmy marmoset), 3 Colobus guereza (guereza), 9 Gorilla gorilla gorilla (western lowland gorilla), 3 Leontopithecus chrysomelas (golden-headed lion tamarin), 14 Leontopithecus rosalia (golden lion tamarin), 1 Lophocebus albigena (gray-cheeked mangabey), 14 Macaca nigra (crested black macaque), 7 Macaca silenus (lion-tailed macaque), 12 Nomascus concolor (black crested gibbon), 2 Pongo abelii (Sumatran orangutan), 7 Pongo pygmaeus (Bornean orangutan), 1 Symphalangus syndactylus (siamang), 2 Varecia rubra (red ruffed lemur), 1 Varecia variegata (black-and-white ruffed lemur)

Publications: "Zoo Goer" (quarterly)

Last Updated: 2003-05-29

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