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FREE Lecture and Panel: Giraffes: The Silent Extinction

Monday, May 21, 2018
7:03 pm to 8:03 pm
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FREE Lecture and Panel: Giraffes: The Silent Extinction

Giraffe populations have dwindled rapidly over the past few decades. Join a panel of experts on May 21, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's Visitor Center Auditorium as they discuss the efforts to save this charismatic species.

Officially classified by International Union for Conservation of Nature as "vulnerable" to extinction, there are estimated to be less than 100,000 giraffes remaining in the world today. The event will kick off with an overview by Julian Fennessy, director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, on the plight of this iconic species. A dynamic panel discussion will introduce attendees to the causes of giraffe population decline and how the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Giraffe Conservation Foundation, San Diego Zoo Global, and the Senckenberg Institute of Biodiversity are working together to study and help save the world’s tallest mammal.

This event is general admission. An RSVP does not guarantee a seat. Please plan on arriving early to ensure you get a seat. Parking fees at the Zoo will be waived for attendees.