Animal care staff at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute welcomed a litter of cubs to mother Echo April 8.
Photo credit: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Credit: Rebecca Fischer
Photo credit: Adam Mason, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Giant panda Mei Xiang at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Photo: Meghan Murphy/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Photo Credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Title: “American Mine”
Artist: David Maisel
Credit information: © David Maisel/ Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery.
“American Mine” features open pit mines on the Carlin Trend, the most prolific gold mining district in the Western Hemisphere. Mines from this region are the source of devastating mercury emissions, released when ore is heated during the process of gold extraction.
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