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Giants of South America with Dr. Arnaud Desbiez

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Saturday, February 3, 2018
Giants of South America with Dr. Arnaud Desbiez

Two formidable giants from another era still roam the lands of South America: the giant armadillo and the giant anteater. Very little was known about giant armadillos until the Giant Armadillo Conservation Program started in 2010. From Arnaud working alone with just a few camera traps the program now spans three biomes and a team of six and has garnered national attention for their protection!

The team is also working on a long-term study called Anteaters & Highways with the goal of finding ways to prevent them from being killed on the highways that now cross their habitat. Naples Zoo provides the salary for the projects' head veterinarian Danilo Kluyber.

Come Join Arnaud as he explains his journey to learn more about and help save these two incredible giants.

About Dr. Desbiez
Arnaud Desbiez was born in France, but spent his childhood in the US. He has a Ph.D in Biodiversity management. He has worked and lived in Belize, Argentina, Bolivia, Nepal and has now been based in Brazil for the past 15 years. He recently founded an NGO ICAS in Brazil to provide administrative support to the two projects he coordinatesthe Giant Armadillo Conservation Program and Anteaters and Highways. He lives in Campo Grande in Brazil with his wife, two children, and two Labradors.

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General Public: $10 (pay at door)
Naples Zoo Members: FREE



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How do I pay?

The $10 general admission fee is paid by cash or credit card at the Naples Zoo ticket box the night of the event.

I'm a Naples Zoo Member. Can I bring guests?

Anyone included in your membership that enters the zoo at no charge is also welcomed free to these events including the extra guests that are part of Conservator and Curator levels. If you have neighbors or friends that would like to attend, they can join you by paying the nominal $10 general admission fee.

What is the dress code?

These are casual events held outdoors. Dress comfortably to stand during the mingling time prior to the lecture start. And dress for the weather if it's cool as well.

Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Any age is welcome, but the Naples Zoo Conservation Lecture Series are directed at an adult audience. We leave the age requirements open as parents are the best judge of the maturity level of their child for events like these.

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