Wine & Wildlife: Saving the Serengeti | Lincoln Park Zoo | Lectures | Chicago Reader

Wine & Wildlife: Saving the Serengeti

When: Thu., April 22, 6 p.m. 2010

Join renowned Princeton University ecologist Andrew Dobson and wildlife veterinarian Felix Lankester as they share their experiences working to save Africa's crown jewel, the awe-inspiring Serengeti National Park. A breathtaking wilderness, the Serengeti is home to millions of animals including lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephants. Vast million-member herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle thunder across its plains each year during the great migration for fresh food and water. Tragically, this extraordinary wilderness was nearly lost to infectious disease which killed 80 percent of Africa's wild game during the twentieth century. Swift action by scientists and intense vaccination programs helped the wildlife rebound. But the threat of another disease outbreak continues. Dobson and Lankester are determined to save the Serengeti. Learn about their extraordinary efforts to ensure the survival of one of Earth's most astonishing places--the Serengeti. Wine, cheese and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. $40 pp

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