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Stories from the Wild: Wildlife Speakers

Saving Gorillas in Africa: Dr. Sonya Kahlenberg

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Gorilla at GRACE in Democratic Republic of Congo

Speaker:

Dr. Sonya Kahlenberg, Executive Director, GRACE, Democratic Republic of Congo

Dr. Sonya Kahlenberg is a great ape behavioral biologist with over a decade of experience working in great ape conservation. She is currently the Executive Director of the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center, a sanctuary and conservation project for highly endangered Grauer’s gorillas, a little-known gorilla subspecies that is endemic to war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  GRACE was founded in 2009 in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to rehabilitate orphaned Grauer’s gorillas and to work alongside local communities to ensure gorilla survival in the wild.

When:

September 22, 2015
7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30

Where:

The Houston Zoo’s Brown Education Center Auditorium. Please enter through Gate 8 in the zoo’s main parking lot.

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The Houston Zoo has assisted with saving and rehabilitating 14 orphaned gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa through our partnership GRACE.

Saving Marine Wildlife: Dr. Marcy Uhart

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Speaker:

Dr. Marcy Uhart, Latin America Program Director, Marine Wildlife and Ocean Health – Argentina

When:

December 9th, 2015
7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30

Where:

The Houston Zoo’s Brown Education Center Auditorium. Please enter through Gate 8 in the zoo’s main parking lot.

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Speaker Events Sponsored By

The C.T. Bauer Foundation


Questions about the Call of the Wild Speaker Series?
Email conservation@houstonzoo.org