Animal Studies

On April 29th, Wesleyan Animal Studies and the Wesleyan Student Assembly hosted a bus trip to the Bronx Zoo's Congo Forest.  Professor Weil gave a brief history of zoos on the trip to the zoo, students heard currator Colleen McCann talk about the gorillas at the zoo and the work that the Wildlife Conservation Society is doing to protect gorillas and other apes in Africa, and Professor Gruen raised questions about the ethics of captivity on the way back to Wesleyan.