Dr. Christian Walzer, executive director of the Wildlife Conservation Society and head of Conservation Medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria will present a 50min talk to the Cornell Graduate Community on his work with Przewalski Horse Conservation in the Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area, a nature preserve in South-Western Mongolia.
Also joining Dr. Walzer will by Dr. PK Robbins Walzer, a clinical veterinarian with over 25 years experience in a wide variety of zoological collections, including zoos in Los Angeles, San Diego and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Dr. Walzer’s talk will be followed by a Q & A with both Dr. Walzer and Dr. Robbins Walzer to discuss general aspects of careers in conservation and zoo medicine.
When: Thursday, February 15 at 5:30 PM
Where: LH4, the vet school
RSVP here or through the email sent out on the ZAWS listserv
About Przewalski’s horses:
The Przewalski’s horse, called “Takhi” in Mongolian, is an endangered species of wild equid native to the steppes of central Asia. It became extinct in the wild and has only survived due to captive breeding. The Przewalski’s horse has now been reintroduced to its native range and is the target of numerous conservation efforts. Unlike the American mustang, which is descended from feral domestic horses, the Przewalski’s horse is a unique species of equid which has never been domesticated. It remains the only true wild horse in the world today.