Wild Animals of the Wild West
Instructor: Ray Pawley
Date: October 24, 2012
Location: TE 104
Nowhere is wildlife more fascinating than here in New Mexico. Some animals are familiar like bear, bison, cougar, and hummingbirds but others are unfamiliar, such as oryx, aoudad, and even camels. Through a Zoo Man’s eyes, find out secrets for getting close to, or avoiding, wildlife in nature. How close should you get to a bear? Or a deer? Or a skunk? You will have a unique opportunity to examine a live Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, one of the West’s most famous and notorious icons, safely enclosed in a clear plastic tube, in close-up, exquisite detail.
Learn about changes that have affected New Mexico’s wildlife and its people over the last Century. Find out why we are eating beef instead of bison, and much more. (1 session)