Living Dinosaurs: A Story of the Largest African Mammals

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is proud to
welcome Dr. Vaughan Langman. Dr. Langman,
who received his PhD in zoophysiology from the
University of Alaska, pursues research on the biology
and ecology of giraffes, black rhinoceri, and elephants
of Africa.

Dr. Langman speaks fluent Swahili and Fanagallo and
will share interesting and eye-opening discoveries he
has made through his studies during the past 20 years.
He has traveled throughout Africa, doing research and
teaching in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Rhodesia. Dr. Langman has been a consultant for the
translocation of rhinoceri into safe breeding areas (such
as Texas farms) and has studied the energetics of
walking in the largest existing terrestrial animals: the
giraffe, black rhinoceros, and elephant of Africa.

Currently Dr. Langman is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University
and in the Department of Physiology at Louisiana
State's medical school. Dr. Langman was previously a
professor and researcher at Wellesley College and
Harvard University. He has published numerous
articles in scholarly journals.

Please join us for a night of discovery with Dr.
Langman when he discusses and shows slides of
"Living Dinosaurs: A Story of the Largest African
Mammals." Your dinner reservation may be made by
filling out and returning the enclosed coupon.