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Elusive and Endangered – Maybe? Keeping Pace with the World’s Most Mysterious Big Cat, the Snow Leopard

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Elusive and Endangered – Maybe? Keeping Pace with the World’s Most Mysterious Big Cat, the Snow Leopard

Join us virtually Thurs., May 7 for a discussion with Charlotte Hacker, a noninvasive conservation biologist studying the genetics, diet and high altitude adaptation of the snow leopard in Central Asia. Despite snow leopards being charismatic and recognizable, numerous knowledge gaps in our understanding of the species persist. This is in large part due to the inherent difficulties in studying them – their amazing camouflage and shy nature are just the start. To close expansive knowledge gaps surrounding population numbers, behavior, and natural history, scientists are deploying a number of unique research strategies. During this virtual meeting, Charlotte will discuss how these methods are being used from the edges of the Tibetan Plateau all the way to right here in Pittsburgh and what it’s like to study the “ghost of the mountains.”

How to Attend

Join our Zoom Meeting at 6 p.m. to join in on the discussion. Please send an R.S.V.P. to biophilia@phipps.conservatory.org to recieve a link to the meeting.