Wild Places, Wild Things Lecture


Wild Again: 13 Orphaned Mandrills' Journey Back Into the Wild
1:00 pm, Osher Great Hall of the Lurie Education Center

As the world seemingly spins out of control with conservation issues, the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo maintains hope and takes measured action on the ground to preserve critical wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, rehabilitation, and primate reintroduction. Miles Woodruff, the principal investigator for the mandrill reintroduction project and PhD student at Durham University (UK), explains the science behind and shares the adventures involved with the mandrill reintroduction project. Come hear about choosing and preparing the reintroduction site, educating and working with local populations, and reintroducing mandrills and then following them through the wilds of the Congo.

Lecture is free. Recommended for ages 12 and above. For more information, call (415) 753-7073.