Mandrills are the largest of old world monkeys and according to Darwin are the most brightly colored of all primates. Over the last 5 years the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in the Republic of Congo has rehabilitated nearly 20 of these highly threatened and heavily hunted primates as they were confiscated from poachers and participants in the illegal pet trade. Project Manager, Miles Woodruff's talk is a mix of the academic and adventures from the field that should not be missed.
Thursday, January 17 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Zimmer Auditorium Please park in the lower parking lot and proceed to the Maddie's Center for Science and Environmental Education. Enter the glass doors on the ground level.
Contact: Amy Gotliffe
Phone: (510) 632-9525 x122
In 2013 JGI is going to help get several of these massive, brightly colored, saber toothed monkeys back into the wild where they belong. Come learn about the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee rehabilitation center and the Mandrill release project from the Jane Goodall institute Congo.