Attend Science Café Cleveland Aug. 12 for discussion on health of gorillas in zoos

Science Cafe Cleveland logoThe next Science Café Cleveland event will feature a talk on “Gorilla Health: Getting to the Heart of the Matter,” a discussion concerning the health of western lowland gorillas in North American and also zoos around the world zoos.

More than 850 western lowland gorillas live in zoos around the world, where heart disease is a significant cause of death among males.

Pam Dennis, adjunct assistant professor in Department of Biology, will join Dr. Kristen Lukas from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Dr. Elena Less from Ohio State University—all staff scientists at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo—to discuss risk factors and ways to improve overall health of zoo-housed gorillas.

The event, sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream and the Market Garden Brewery, will take place Monday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25th St.

Attendees are advised to arrive early, as past sessions have approached capacity.

More information about the event can be found at the Sigma Xi website.