The Kansas City Zoo’s spring Conservation Lecture series have been cancelled for the time being.
The Kansas City Zoo Conservation Lecture Series features speakers showcasing conservation projects they are personally involved in benefiting wildlife, habitats and communities. These projects are all supported through the Zoo’s Conservation Fund, which is funded through admissions, memberships, the Round Up program in our retail shops and concessions, special events, and private donations.
All lectures begin at 1:00pm in the Lobby Auditorium and are free with Zoo admission or FOTZ membership.
Spring 2020 Lectures
CANCELLED – March 23, 2020
Challenges & Triumphs: Protecting the Endangered Painted Dog in a Human Dominated Landscape
Dr. Rasmussen grew up in Zimbabwe where he developed a strong affinity for wildlife, to the point of spending all his spare time in the laboratories of the Natural History Museum. After a stint in the British Navy, he returned to Africa where he began researching the endangered painted dog.
Recently he founded the Painted Dog Research Trust. Under this umbrella, Dr.Rasmussen continues his life’s research into painted dogs, and also pursues a new vision. Believing that good conservation must be supported by sound science, Dr. Rasmussen is building a conservation ecology center to inspire and train tomorrow’s generation of conservationists. His mission is to mentor young Zimbabwean and international university students.
Join us for what promises to be an exciting (and entertaining) talk about his life, his work, his vision, and solutions to protect the painted dogs of Zimbabwe.