Hear the latest about chimpanzees in Boston
From 06 June 2013 To 06 June 2013Address
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to human beings, with research by expert Mary-Claire King in 1973 suggesting we share 99 per cent of our DNA with them.
Although this has since been revised down to about 94 per cent, the animals and their family group interaction still fascinates us.
Guests at Boston hotels can find out more about the challenges they face in a lecture called Chimpanzee Futures in a Crowded World at the Harvard Museum of Natural History this summer.
It is set to take place on June 6th at 7:00 p.m. EDT and will be presented by conservationists Richard Wrangham and Elizabeth Ross.
They have devoted 25 years to ensuring the future of Uganda's Kibale National Park and its chimps and they aim to educate ticketholders about the amazing animals and their potential for future survival in Africa.
Tickets cost $12 and guests of the Millennium Bostonian Hotel Boston can get to the Cambridge-based museum easily in a taxi, which will take just 15 minutes.