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The Truth About Chimpanzees

Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Conservation Conversations Series

Featured Speakers:

Crickette Sanz, Ph.D.,
Co-Director, Goualougo Triangle Ape Project; Assistant Professor, Physical Anthropology, Washington University in St Louis, and

David Morgan, Ph.D., Co-Director, Goualougo Triangle Ape Project; Research Fellow, Lincoln Park Zoo Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes

Join explorers and primatologists David Morgan and Crickette Sanz as they share their groundbreaking discoveries from the Congo about mankind’s closest living relatives. For the past decade, they’ve trekked the forests of the Republic of Congo’s Goualougo Triangle to uncover truths about chimpanzees and their gorilla neighbors. Their research on ape behavior and the impact of logging in this eco-sensitive region was featured in the February 2010 edition of National Geographic magazine.

Drs. Sanz and Morgan co-direct the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project in the Congo’s Nouabale-Ndoki National Park. It is one of a few sites in all of Africa to include focused studies on sympatric (occupying the same, or overlapping geographic areas without interbreeding) populations of chimpanzees and gorillas.

To learn more about Drs. Sanz and Morgan and the Congo’s Goualougo Triangle apes, visit National Geographic on-line.

Location: Saint Louis Zoo Living World Auditorium. Parking is FREE in the Zoo North Lot.

Photos courtesy of EfA.

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend. For more information call 314-646-4544 or 314-533-8586. Registration not required.

Conservation Conversations co-sponsor:

Conservation Conversations are underwritten in part through the generous support of Cooper Bussmann.


Monday, October 15, 2012
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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