Desert Antelopes: Conservation and Natural History
On October 18, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Some of the world’s most endangered and spectacular antelopes are native to the deserts and desert margins of northern Africa and the Middle East. Featured in art for thousands of years, desert antelopes now face extinction as a result of habitat loss and degradation, overhunting and disease.
Using the Zoo Miami antelope collection Dr. Michael Maunder will explore the conservation challenges facing these beautiful animals. Zoo Miami has held and successfully bred antelope that has contributed to the captive population. As part of the Zoo FIU series, Dr. Maunder and zoo staff will discuss the successes and setbacks to conserving these animals and their habitats.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Joseph Zammit-Lucia.
Zoo FIU is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Follow the URL below to register.