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Magellanic penguins are named after Ferdinand Magellan who first discovered them in 1519.
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The Potter House Wolf Benefit dinner will raise money to expand the wolf exhibit at Potter Park Zoo. This will allow the zoo to obtain additional animals and study wolf pack behavior. The event will be held at the historic Potter House in Lansing.
5:30 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres
6 p.m. Lecture on wolves and wolf behavior
8:00 Animal Presentation
Enjoy casual touring of the historic Potter House during the dinner hour. End your tour in the gardens with an exciting animal presentation given by Dennis Laidler, Potter Park Zoo Education Curator.
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Laidler has been involved with wildlife conservation for the past 35 years in a variety of capacities, with most of them focusing on helping people understand and appreciate the intricate wonders of the natural world and the role we all can play in making sure our wildlife populations are healthy and sustainable.
“Wolves are one of my all-time favorite topics to discuss --there are so many facets to their story, and for most of us, they evoke strong, almost primal emotions, both positive and negative,” says Laidler.
Laidler, recently named 2014 Top Environmentalist in the City Pulse Top of the Town awards, will deliver his presentation, Wolves: Conservation, Culture and Conflicts. A fascinating discussion on the relationship between humans and wolves, with a focus on the current status and issues involving Michigan’s resurgent wolf population.