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Saturday June 26, 2004

8-9:00 am:        Breakfast

9:00 am:           Official Welcome

9:20 am:           The Escape of "Little Joe"
        Jeannine Jackle, Zoo New England

9:40 am:           Recapturing "Little Joe"
Dr. Hayley Murphy, Zoo New England

10:00 am:         Break

10:20 am:         The Gestural Communication of Subadult Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) in captivity: Repertoire, Learning and Use.
         Simone Pika, University of Alberta, Edmonton

10:40 am:         Captive All-Male Gorilla Groups: Planning for Success
T.S. Stoinski, Zoo Atlanta and The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
   K.E. Lukas, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
    C.W. Kuhar,Zoo Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology

11:00 am:         Keynote Speaker
   Dr. Mike Cranfield, Title TBA

12:00 pm:         Lunch

1:00 pm:           Managing Wounds in Gorillas through Husbandry Training
   Rebecca Sellin, Beth Richards and Matt Goeben, Disney's Animal Kingdom

1:20 pm:           Development of a National Gorilla Cardiac Database
   Dr. Hayley Murphy and Dr. Ilana Kutinsky, Zoo New England

1:40 pm:           "Field of Dreams"- Gorilla Haven: From Concept to Reality.
Jane Dewar & Steuart Dewar, Gorilla Haven

2:00 pm:           Part 2: Reality. 
Jane Dewar & Steuart Dew ar, Gorilla Haven

2:20 pm:           Fatal Nocardia sp. Meningitis and Spinal Abscess in a Four Year Old Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at the Calgary Zoo. 
Dr. Sandie Black, Dr. Bob Cooper, Dr. Roland Auer, Dr. Todd Shury and Dr. Mark Hamilton, Calgary Zoo.

2:40 pm:           Break

3:00 pm:           The Regenstein Center for African Apes at Lincoln Park Zoo
   Andrew J. Henderson and Stephen R. Ross, Lincoln Park Zoo

3:20 pm:          Enriching Your Enrichment Program
   Pamela Jones, Monica Chaplin and Rachel Cantrell, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

3:40 pm            TBA
Chantal Shalukoma, Lwiro Sanctuary

4:00 pm:           Round Table Discussion: Culture in Gorillas
Tara Stoinski, Moderator

Sunday June 27, 2004

8-9:00 am:        Breakfast

9:00 am:          Socializing and Introducing a Handraised Female Gorilla to a Troop at Four Years of Age. 
   Garth Irvine, Les Stegenga and Rose Fodor, Calgary Zoo

9:20 am:       Educated males: a learning experience for all

                       Ronald van der Beek, Apenheul Primate Park 

9:40 am :        Epilepsy in Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at the Calgary Zoo: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations.
  Dr. Doug Whiteside and Dr. Sandie Black, Calgary Zoo

10:00 am:         TBA
Marcela Chechova

10:20 am:         Break

10:40 am:         Developing a Training Program for a Large Gorilla Collection:  Multiple Obstacles, Limitless Opportunities.
   Noel Perriello, Sabrina Squillari, Greg Heim, Maria Hertneck, Vanessa Jones,  Doug Mase, Keri Nugent, Jonathan Perez and Hope Pinckney, Mammal Department, Bronx Zoo / Wildlife Conservation Society

11:00 am:         Keynote Speaker
  Ian Redmond, title TBA

12:00 pm:         Lunch

1:00 pm:           The Fastest Intro in the West, Make that the Midwest
   Craig Demitros, Lead Keeper, Brookfield Zoo

1:20 pm:           Bachelor and Breeding Groups of Gorillas in Britain and Europe: Comparisons in Behaviour.
Kirsten Pullen, M.Sc., Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, England

1:40 pm:           Bachelor Gorilla Management at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Rebecca Sellin, Beth Richards, Rachel Cantrell and Barb Web, Disney's Animal Kingdom. 

2:00 pm:           The Role of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International in Gorilla Conservation
T. S. Stoinski, Zoo Atlanta and The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

2:20 pm:           Dare to care for gorillas" in West African zoos: Maximum impact with minimal cost.
   Jonathan O.F. Fayemi, Zoological Garden, University of Ibadan, Nigeria  

2:40 pm:           Break

3:00 pm:           Challenges in Creating a Mixed Species Exhibit With Colobus Monkeys and Lowland Gorillas. 
Les Stegenga, Garth Irvine and Rose Fodor, Calgary Zoo Environmental Enrichment: Recreating the Natural Habitation of the Gorilla.
Rotimi Olaokale, Zoological Garden, University of Ibadan, Badan, Nigeria

3:20 pm:           Not Just for Chimps: Connecting to the Community using Roots & Shoots. 
Jennifer Gresham, Regional Coordinator Roots & Shoots New England

3:40 pm:           Louisville Zoo’s Gorilla Forest and its Sanctuary Concept: Conservation Education through Visitor Experience and Gorilla Behavioral Management

                          Roby Elsner 

 4:00 pm:         Round Table Discussion: Choice vs. control. How much is too much?
Les Stegenga, Moderator

7:00 pm:           Poster Session and Enrichment Device Swap
Hospitality Room

Monday June 28, 2004

8-9:00 am:        Breakfast

9:00 am:           The Effects of Cognitive Enrichment on the Stereotypic Behaviors of A Male Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). 
Lisa R. Brooks, Ph.D., Buffalo State University

9:20 am:           Gorilla Travels: New Homes and Behavioural Changes
Sue Woods, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado 

9:40 am:           The Image of Gorillas in Japanese University Students
Hiroko Yoshida, PhD., Kwawasaki University of Medical Welfare, Japan

10:00 am:         Taiping Four - Anatomy of a Gorilla Smuggling Incident: How it Happened and How to Prevent Similar Incidents. 
Shirley McGreal, International Primate Protection League

10:20 am:         Break

10:40 am:         Overcoming Challenges in Gorilla Husbandry Training
Tiffany Lester, Linda Roberts and Angi Millwood, Fort Worth Zoo

11:00 am:         Keynote Speaker
Dr. Kerry Bowman, Title TBA

12:30 pm:         Depart for Calgary Zoo

1:00 pm:           Lunch at Kitamba Cafe

1:30 pm:           Free Time at Calgary Zoo
Behind the scenes options at gorillas

5:30 pm:           Cocktails Safari Lodge Canada
Silent auction begins

6:30 pm:           Dinner at Safari Lodge Canada

7:30 pm:           Wrap-Up Speaker
Brian Keating, Head of Conservation Outreach, Calgary Zoo
Silent auction ends