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How Zoos Protect Biodiversity
October 3, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The Otzinachson Group, Sierra Club is pleased to have Clyde Peeling present a program on the work of zoos around the world to preserve endangered species. Loss of biodiversity is one of the existential threats that now threaten life as we know it on our planet. Clyde Peeling is not only well known in the Lewisburg Area, but his appearances on numerous national television shows make him well known throughout our country.
Tuesday October 3, 6:45 PM
The Community room of the Library for Union County*
Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA
Clyde Peeling’s interest in reptiles began at age twelve. As a teenager, he maintained a personal collection of live reptiles and worked at zoos in Pennsylvania and Texas. Upon leaving the United States Air Force in 1964, he opened Reptiland in Allenwood. The zoo was accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 1986. In 1999, Clyde and his sons began designing and fabricating major traveling exhibitions that feature live reptiles and amphibians. These exhibits tour major museums including the American Museum of Natural History in New York City; the National Geographic Museum, Washington, DC; Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia; and many more institutions throughout the US and Canada. Clyde has organized and led tours to Africa, the Amazon rainforest, India, the Galapagos Islands, and other exotic destinations around the world and since 1968 has presented more than 4,500 lectures to schools and universities throughout the United States.