A pair of Thylacines (two siblings) at the Washington DC Zoo, c. 1906
The first thylacines at the Washington DC Zoo were brought from Tasmania in 1902. They were a female and her 3 pups. One of the pups was ill and died soon after arrival. The mother died in 1904 and her two surviving pups (a male and female) were on display until their deaths in 1909. The bodies of all four thylacines were donated to the National Museum of Natural History, where they still are to this day.
The rusting, crumbling remnants of an old streetcar system that operated in Georgetown and surrounding areas. This bridge is still visible in the Grover-Archibald park, should one care to find it (but please, do not climb on it or otherwise endanger yourself). It became defunct in 1960 after the subway was built and has since fallen into a state of disrepair.
American Indians and their supporters are rallying in Washington against continued construction of the disputed Dakota Access pipeline.
A federal judge this week declined to halt construction of the final section of the $3.8 billion pipeline, meaning oil could begin flowing through it as early as next week.
The Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes have tried to stop the pipeline, saying it threatens their sovereignty, religious rights and water supply. The final, disputed section of the pipeline would pass under a reservoir that provides water to tribal reservations. The pipeline itself is not on tribal land.
On Friday, protesters marched from the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters to the White House. With the encouragement of President Donald Trump’s administration, the Army authorized construction of the pipeline to start again. That move canceled an environmental study ordered under the administration of President Barack Obama. (AP)
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