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Steinhart Aquarium vet Freeland Dunker talks about rainforest exhibit February 18

February 14, 2011

The Frontiers in One Health Seminar Series welcomes interested members of the public to a free talk by Freeland Dunker, chief veterinarian of the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco.

The event takes place at noon on Friday, February 18, 2011, Room 1020, Gladys Valley Hall at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dunker will present, "Managment Challenges of a Rainforest Exhibit." The rainforest exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences is a 90-foot glass sphere that houses insects, fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals from Borneo, Madagascar, Costa Rica and the Amazon Basin. To maintain the health equilibrium of this downscaled representation of four biodiverse rainforest ecosystems, Dunker, the Academy’s on-site veterinarian, draws on the expertise of specialists on birds, reptiles, plants and general biology.