Mexican Wolf Recovery in the Southwest
A lecture by Susan Dicks, DVM, Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mexican Wolf Recovery Program.
Mexican wolves (also known as Mexican gray wolves or lobos) are a unique and very rare type of wolf indigenous to the southwestern United States and Mexico. Join us as we explore their history and recovery.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
5:30 – 7 p.m. (program begins at 5:40 p.m.)
Phoenix Zoo | C.W. & Modene Neely Event Center
Light refreshments provided
RSVP required by September 14 to ensure adequate seating. Seating is limited. Please visit our Adult Programs page to register and for more information on upcoming lectures.
Wild Mexican wolf populations fell to almost none by the 1970s, and their recovery and subsequent reintroduction to the wild is an ongoing process and a testament to the assistance of zoos and many others in endangered species conservation. This presentation will cover a wide range of topics including the species’ natural history, medical and veterinary issues, novel techniques such as pup fostering, what endangered species recovery biologists do and face daily, population trends and monitoring, and more.
Dr. Susan Dicks is a native New Mexican who recently moved to Arizona. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and worked many years in private pet practice. She began helping with Mexican wolves in 2003 and was hooked right away. Dr. Dicks first volunteered, then was on contract, and eventually was hired by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 2008 where she serves as a biologist for the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program. She found her calling with wildlife and outdoor conservation work, as well as the many unique issues faced in wolf recovery.