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How Does Fido Threaten the Fosa?
Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 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: Fidisoa Rasambainarivo, DVM, wildlife veterinarian conducting research on health and risks of disease transmission between humans, domestic animals and wild animals in Madagascar
Until recently, domestic dogs and fosa had evolved to live in different environments and away from each other. Today, the increasing interactions between humans, domestic animals and the wild animals of Madagascar may expose each of these populations to novel microbes and parasites, which may drive the endangered wildlife to extinction. Wildlife veterinarian, Fidisoa Rasambainarivo shares both his research on the risks of disease transmission from domestic animals to the endangered wildlife of Madagascar and the need for a rapid response to mitigate these threats.
How Does Fido Threaten the Fosa?, is a Conservation Conversation presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo.