Wild Nature Institute's Dr. Derek Lee and Monica Bond visited the Maasae Girls Secondary School in Monduli, Tanzania yesterday to talk about giraffes, wildebeests, and other hoofed mammals. Lee and Bond discussed the critical role ungulates play in Tanzania's ecology and economy, and described Wild Nature Institute's research program in the nearby Tarangire Ecosystem. Also present were students from Concordia College, Minnesota. Hopefully some of the girls were inspired to become field scientists and conservationists - and join the effort to ensure a future for Tanzania's wildlife.
Tarangire has one of the last 3 wildebeest migrations remaining in the world. Learn more by watching this video.
Derek and Monica had the honor of meeting Dr. Anne Innis Dagg. Dr. Dagg is an inspiration, especially to women zoologists, having pioneered the way for so many to follow. She conducted some of the first-ever research on giraffe in the 1960s and has continued over the past 50 years to be a champion for giraffe and for women in science. She mentioned Wild Nature Institute's demography research in her 2014 book Giraffe: Biology, Behaviour, and Conservation.
Masai Giraffe Video
Check out this Masai Giraffe video about our giraffe conservation work.
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