Nashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is pleased to present Giants of South America, an evening lecture with conservationist Dr. Arnaud Desbiez on Saturday, February 28th at 5:00pm Dr. Desbiez is a field researcher from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and coordinator of the Pantanal Giant Armadillo Project, Brazil.
For the past decade, Dr. Desbiez has led groundbreaking research associated with giant armadillo and giant anteater conservation. His lecture will highlight this work and discuss what can be done in the future to save these threatened species from extinction.Since 2011, Nashville Zoo has been a major supporter of Dr. Desbiez’s field research.
The Zoo provided Desbiez with the initial seed money to establish the first long-term ecological study of giant armadillos in the Brazilian Pantanal wetland as well as other future Brazilian Biomes.
It also helped purchase equipment used by researchers to track giant anteaters in the wild.
Giants of South America is free to the public and does not require a reservation. The event takes place in the Zoo’s Croft Center.
About the Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 830,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville.
The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.
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