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Tracking to Understand Africa’s Endangered Carnivore: The Painted Dog

Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Conservation Conversations Series

Featured Speaker: Greg Rasmussen, Ph.D., Founder and Research Director of Painted Dog Conservation

Dr. Rasmussen obtained his Ph.D. from Oxford and has been exclusively working with the
painted dog for 24 years. Consequently, he is one of the foremost experts in the field of predator conservation biology.

Recognizing that public perception as a pest and lack of community participation was a driving force of their extinction, Dr. Rasmussen founded Painted Dog Conservation (PDC). PDC employs direct action strategies, alongside education and awareness programs, to change the perception of painted dogs.

As understanding this mis-understood predator is key to its conservation, this presentation will share a deep insight into the amazing social life of the painted dog, and how teamwork makes painted dogs one of the most successful predators in Africa. In this presentation,
Dr. Rasmussen will also share recent and fascinating information gleaned from satellite collars, highlight the challenges faced to conserve this enigmatic species and, most importantly, share solutions.

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

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.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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