Wild Place, Wild Things! Conservation Lecture Series

Date: 17-Jan-2013
Capacity: N/A spots available


Wild Places, Wild Things! Conservation Lecture Series
Topic: Releasing the Mandrills: The Road Home
12:00 p.m.
Osher Great Hall of the Lurie Education Center

Mandrills are the largest of old-world monkeys and, according to Darwin, are the most brightly colored of all primates. Over the last five years, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in the Republic of Congo has rehabilitated nearly 20 of these highly threatened and heavily hunted primates as they were confiscated from poachers and participants in the illegal pet trade. In 2013 JGI is going to help get several of these massive, brightly colored saber-toothed monkeys back into the wild where they belong. Come learn about the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center and the Mandrill Release Project from the Jane Goodall Institute Congo Project Manager, Miles Woodruff. Woodruff's talk is a must-see mix of the academic and adventures from the field.

This lecture is recommended for ages 12 and older. Lecture is free; Zoo admission is not included. For more information, please call 415-753-7073.