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Gorilla Field Talk

Date(s) - Sunday, September 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore


BALTIMORE, MD – Get a glimpse into the rarely seen world of mountain gorillas at the next Field Talk offered by The Maryland Zoo on Sunday, September 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Zoo’s Field Talks give you a chance to experience life on the front lines of wildlife conservation with the biologists, animal experts and wildlife advocates making a difference for threatened and endangered species around the globe.

The September Field Talk features a presentation by Dr. Mike Cranfield, the Africa director of Gorilla Doctors, formerly known as the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project. Dr. Cranfield has led the Gorilla Doctors team for 15 years, splitting his time between overseeing operations in Africa, fundraising on the road, and administering the project from his base at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Mountain gorillas are a subspecies of Eastern gorillas. To date, there are only 1,004 mountain gorillas left in the wild. Cranfield will speak about their critically endangered status, his work in the field with mountain gorillas and efforts to protect the last remaining populations in Central Africa.

Admission to the Field Talk is $20 for non-members and $10 for Zoo members. Proceeds from the event will benefit Maryland Zoo’s conservation programs. Tickets are available online at Field Talks take place on the Zoo’s historic Mansion House porch and doors open at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments are included and a cash bar is available.

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