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Conservation and Conversations: Primates and Tool Use
September 28, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
FREE TO REGISTER! Connect with the Zoo as we critically explore a variety of environmental and conservation issues. Participants will receive a discussion guide (including book, film, and podcast recommendations!) and access to a 60-minute live virtual discussion with Zoo educators. Join in on the discussion as we engage community members of all ages about conservation topics that are affecting the way we live in Louisville and how people live around the globe. Some sessions will feature guest speakers. View previous discussion guides here.
Primates (including humans) have many traits that make them unique but one of the most interesting traits is the way different primate species make and use tools
Humans are the primates who do the most to change our environment to suit our needs — but all types of monkeys and apes make and use tools so that their lives can be easier. This month, our conservation conversation will focus on exploring the hows and whys of tool use across primate species.
Guests will also get the chance to hear from the Zoo’s resident primate experts: Ron Evans, General Curator, and Jill Katka, Assistant Curator (Islands & Gorilla Forest).