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A Kiwi in Washington DC

tags: North Island brown kiwi, Apteryx australis mantelli, endangered species, conservation, birds, National Zoo The National Zoo welcomed a new North Island brown kiwi chick, Apteryx australis mantelli, on March 7, 2008. The chick, whose sex has yet to be determined by DNA testing, is the third chick to ever hatch at the National Zoo.…

tags: Smithsonian Institution, National Zoo, museum, funding crisis What’s wrong with this picture: America is spending billions and billions of dollars to bomb the snot out of Iraq, but we can’t even spare a fraction of that cost to fix our premier museum and zoo?? According to a news story that appeared in today’s Washington…