The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Dr. Thompson Speaks About Preserving The Bonobos

The Pickaway County Garden Club held a dinner meeting Sept. 8 at Henry Manor. Vice President Carol Bowling introduced Dr. Jo Thompson of Marion. Dr. Thompson is a graduate of Wittenberg University, holds a masters degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado and received her doctorate in anthropology and primatology from the University of Oxford in 1997. Dr. Thompson has dedicated her life to helping the bonobo, its environment and the local human inhabitants in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2006, she receive the Rolex Award for Enterprise which enabled her to continue her work. Dr. Thompson spoke about her conservation efforts and her ongoing work to preserve the bonobos.

Pat Knecht, president, welcomed members and guest, Joy Myers. President Bowling read the minutes in the absence of the secretary and Bonnie Koch, treasurer, gave her report. Bowling reported on the Salt Creek School project. Plans were made to work with the sixth grade to plant fall bulbs.

The next meeting will be Oct. 13 at the library. The program will be presented by the Master Gardeners.


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