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Race for Survival: Cheetahs in Peril
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Featured Speaker: Steve Bircher, Curator of Carnivores, Saint Louis Zoo
The world’s fastest land mammal can’t outrun the loss of both habitat and prey. Come and learn about the cheetah’s current status in the wild, problems they face today, and how the Saint Louis Zoo’s Cheetah WildCare Institute Center helps to protect this endangered species in Africa. Steve Bircher, Curator of Mammals/Carnivores and Director of the Zoo’s Center for Cheetah Conservation describes the history of cheetahs at the Zoo, its long-term breeding and research programs, and the Center’s involvement in census, health surveys, and education projects in the wild. Since 1974, the Saint Louis Zoo has been a leader in cheetah research and captive breeding and the Cheetah Conservation Center has become a cooperative international effort to link captive breeding programs with research and protection in cheetah range countries.
Photo Credit: © Rachael Macy, Saint Louis Zoo
Free public seminars highlight conservation science and global conservation issues and efforts supported by the Saint Louis Zoo and other wildlife organizations. Junior Academy members, middle, and high school students are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not required.
All Conservation Conversations are held in the St. Louis Zoo Living World auditorium and parking is free in the Zoo North Lot.
Conservation Conversations Co-sponsored by: