Join us on Wednesday, August 18 at 7:00pm as we learn more about Red wolves with Dr. Kristin Brzeski!
As few as 24 wild red wolves are known
to exist, but canids with red wolf genetics were recently found along the
American Gulf Coast. Dr. Kristin Brzeski will offer a history of red wolf
conservation and what a recent discovery of red wolf ancestry along the Gulf
Coast means for future conservation actions. A brief discussion of red wolf
taxonomy will include implications of a recent red wolf taxonomic review that
found them to be a unique species. Dr. Brzeski also touches on her research
addressing red wolf x coyote hybridization and how the rediscovery of red wolf
ancestry in coyotes in Texas and Louisiana reshapes our view of hybridization
between the species.
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo's Evening Lecture Series Sponsored by AARP is free to attend. A $10 donation is suggested.