Wild Place, Wild Things! Conservation Lecture Series

Date: 03-Feb-2013
Capacity: N/A spots available

 

Wild Places, Wild Things! Conservation Lecture Series
Topic: Catching Endagered Cats in the Andes
12:00 p.m.
Osher Great Hall of the Lurie Education Center

Veterinarians Adrian and Hisako Mutlow of the San Francisco Zoo & Wildlife Conservation Network will talk about their recent visits to Argentina to help capture and radio collar Andean cats in the remote high-altitude desert. The Andean cat (Leopardus jacobita) is the most endangered cat species in the Americas. In the last 25 years there have been fewer than 10 documented sightings and there is little information on the ecology and conservation requirements of the species. The Andean Cat Alliance is a network that promotes the survival of the species and its habitats through research, conservation, community partnership and protected areas.

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.