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Pittsburgh zoo to host elephant, rhino experts

By The Associated Press
Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, 9:54 a.m.
 

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is set to host a symposium of elephant and rhinoceros experts later this week.

Experts from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Germany, Cambodia, Indonesia and India are set to attend the 2013 International Elephant & Rhino Symposium.

The experts will meet to share information on veterinary care, breeding in captivity, animal behavior and other research.

The group will also travel to the zoo's International Conservation Center for elephants in Somerset County, about 45 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

The zoo plans to release more information about the event on Wednesday.

Zoo president and chief executive officer Dr. Barbara Baker says efforts by the experts are helping to save the wild populations of both animals and improve their care in zoos.

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