Tuesday Talk: It’s All Happening at the Zoo!

Library Takeout

Tuesday Talk: It’s All Happening at the Zoo!

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, 7 p.m.

National Zoo animal keepers Kathryn Juliano and Amanda Bobyack will discuss conservation breeding with endangered species and elephant social dynamics and cognitive abilities.

Every zoo visitor loves to see adorable baby animals, but few know about the years of work with experts from across the country that is needed to produce healthy babies. Kathryn will detail the process of breeding highly endangered tiger species, from selecting mates to caring for cubs. The talk will also include some discussion about the role of zoos in our modern society and the differences between facilities (including everyone’s quarantine favorite, Joe Exotic). Amanda will describe how elephants in zoos help us understand social dynamics among related and non-related individuals as well as the elephants’ immense cognitive and emotional repertoire. Kathryn Juliano is an animal keeper who works with large carnivores including lions, tigers, and Andean bears, among other animals. In her eight years at the zoo she has worked with more than 50 different species from giant anteaters to electric eels. 

The Tuesday Talk Series is presented by the DC Public Library in partnership with the Cleveland Park Main Street, Cleveland Woodley Park Village, and Woodley Park Main Street.

Stream the conversation on YouTube at 7 p.m. and will be followed by Q&A from the audience via the chatbox.

A Know Your Neighborhood Series
The Know Your Neighborhood series celebrates what makes District neighborhoods unique, helps to connect neighbors and builds community pride. Find more Know Your Neighborhood programs at dclibrary.org/calendar.

Add to Calendar 20-10-2020 19:00:00 20-10-2020 20:00:00 Tuesday Talk: It’s All Happening at the Zoo! National Zoo animal keepers Kathryn Juliano and Amanda Bobyack will discuss conservation breeding with endangered species and elephant social dynamics and cognitive abilities. Every zoo visitor loves to see adorable baby animals, but few know about the years of work with experts from across the country that is needed to produce healthy babies. Kathryn will detail the process of breeding highly endangered tiger species, from selecting mates to caring for cubs. The talk will also include some discussion about the role of zoos in our modern society and the differences between facilities (including everyone’s quarantine favorite, Joe Exotic). Amanda will describe how elephants in zoos help us understand social dynamics among related and non-related individuals as well as the elephants’ immense cognitive and emotional repertoire. Kathryn Juliano is an animal keeper who works with large carnivores including lions, tigers, and Andean bears, among other animals. In her eight years at the zoo she has worked with more than 50 different species from giant anteaters to electric eels.  The Tuesday Talk Series is presented by the DC Public Library in partnership with the Cleveland Park Main Street, Cleveland Woodley Park Village, and Woodley Park Main Street. Stream the conversation on YouTube at 7 p.m. and will be followed by Q&A from the audience via the chatbox. A Know Your Neighborhood Series The Know Your Neighborhood series celebrates what makes District neighborhoods unique, helps to connect neighbors and builds community pride. Find more Know Your Neighborhood programs at dclibrary.org/calendar. false DD/MM/YYYY