Chimpanzees have already disappeared from four African countries and according to the World Wildlife Fund, their numbers continue to dwindle — largely because of habitat loss and the illegal bushmeat trade. Seattle-based Project Primate gathers local resources and funds for the West African-based Chimpanzee Conservation Center. The CCC works to care for and rehabilitate orphaned chimps. Lissa Ongman, a primatologist and co-organizer of Project Primate, will discuss what it takes to prepare orphaned chimps for life in the wild, and how the CCC’s ongoing efforts fit into the greater picture of chimpanzee conservation.
Presented by: Town Hall and Project Primate, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
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Doors open: 6:30 p.m.