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BioPark staff and field experts discuss conservation science during this informal lunchtime lecture.
The Western Burrowing Owl:
Raising Awareness for this Local Endangered Bird
Speaker: Carol Finley, Kirtland Air Force Base Natural Resources Manager
Many New Mexicans are fascinated with burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia), a ground-dwelling inhabitant of western grasslands and deserts. Unfortunately, concerns have been raised over the status of this owl in New Mexico. Their population numbers have declined due to habitat loss, predation, human disturbance and the eradication of prairie dog towns.
Kick off Endangered Species Month at the Zoo, and find out how your actions can make a difference when it comes to saving this local favorite. Can't make it on Thursday? Join us on Saturday, May 4.
Brown Bag Lectures
This series of informal lunchtime lectures presents the science of conservation. Brown Bag lectures take place twice a month on Thursdays and Saturdays, alternating between the Aquarium/Botanic Garden and the Zoo.