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Can Endangered Lemurs Share Their Habitat with A Changing Human Population?
Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
Saint Louis Zoo Anheuser-Busch Theater, The Living World
1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110
(Zoo North Entrance and North Parking Lot ONLY– Click Venue Below for Directions)
Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North Lot.
Featured Speaker: Benjamin Z. Freed, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work, Eastern Kentucky University
In northern Madagascar, two endangered species—crowned lemurs and Sanford’s lemurs—live together in several large protected forests. However, significant populations of these animals also live close to humans in previously unstudied forests. Biological anthropologist, Dr. Benjamin Freed, discusses how both species are surviving in the smallest of forests near ever-changing human populations. Dr. Freed has studied the behavior, ecology, sociality, and conservation of these two endangered primate species in Madagascar since 1989.
Endangered Lemurs, is a Conservation Conversation presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo: