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Zoo Boise will host Wildlife Conservation Expo in May

Zoo Boise has donated $1 million to wildlife conservation projects in Idaho and around the world. How much do you know about those projects?

To celebrate the milestone — and educate the public on conservation projects funded by the zoo’s conservation fund — there zoo will host a Wildlife Conservation Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Boise State University’s Student Union Building, 1919 University Dr.Cost: General, $9; students, $7 (programs suitable for children age 8 and older).Get tickets: zooboise.org, by phone at 384-4125 ext. 209 or via email at rhultman@cityofboise.org.

Each of 14 conservation groups will give a 20-minute presentation, then take questions. Here are the groups that are presenting:

·         Center for Ecosystem Survival – Rainforests

·         College of Idaho – Southern Idaho Ground Squirrels

·         Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness – Wolverines

·         International Rhino Foundation

·         Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project

·         New Nature Foundation – Chimpanzees

·         Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo – Lemurs

·         The Peregrine Fund – Andean Condors

·         Snow Leopard Trust

·         Turtle Survival Alliance – Radiated Tortoises

·         University of Idaho – Pygmy Rabbits

·         Wildlife SOS – Sloth Bears

·         Wildlife Conservation Society – Amur Tigers

·         Zoo Conservation Outreach Group – Three Wattled Bellbird

.         Video presentation about Gorongosa National Park


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