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Tanzania – From Mahale Chimps to Serengeti Cats
February 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests will host Chuck and Betsey Philips for a presentation titled Tanzania, From Mahale Chimps to Serengeti Cats on February 17th. The free program is open to the public and is part of the annual winter Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series. Join us for a visit to two distinct eco zones of Tanzania — the Mahale Mountains on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and the plains of the Serengeti. The lush jungles of the Mahale Mountains are home to a collection of several thousand chimpanzees. One troop of 40+ chimps has been under study by researchers for nearly 40 years and is habituated to human presence, permitting visitors the opportunity to observe their daily lives from very close proximity from males testing dominance positions to mutual grooming to “teenage” shenanigans to mother/baby care and feeding. At the other extreme are the plains of the Serengeti where predatory cats pursue Cape Buffalo, Wildebeest, Zebra and any other (un-) lucky mammals during, before and after the Great Migration.