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Smithsonian National Zoo bison named Gally

Smithsonian National Zoo bison named Gally

Gallaudet and Howard Univerity had the opportunity to name two new bison at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. The bison are a pair of one-year-old female American bison, which both came from the American Prairie Reserve in Montana. 

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni at Gallaudet University selected the name Gally, which is the fond name of our mascot on campus and a nickname for the University. “Gallaudet University is once again honored to be joining forces with Howard University and the Smithsonian’s National Zoo to welcome two new American bison to the Washington, D.C. area,” said Roberta J. Cordano, president of Gallaudet University.  “Our mascot Gally has been an enduring and central figure enjoyed by many Gallaudet generations so it is only fitting that Gally will now be recognized as part of the Zoo’s living collection.”

Howard University named its bison " Lucy" after Lucy Diggs Slowe, the first dean of women at Howard University and the first African American woman to hold that position at an American university.

Read the full announcement at https://nationalzoo.si.edu/news/smithsonians-national-zoo-welcomes-two-new-bison?utm_source=Gallaudet+University&utm_campaign=439a676c20-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_17_08_53_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_acc2663351-439a676c20-367961585

Posted by Darrius Doe | Posted July 27, 2020 at 5:44 AM

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