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Tech professor participates in zoo symposium

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If Jeffrey Yule, assistant professor of biological and environmental sciences at Louisiana Tech University, and his colleagues are correct, zoos in the future could feature cloned extinct species, robotic animal exhibits and parks where the visitors are confined and the animals are free to roam the grounds.

Yule was among a group of experts from the U.S. and Europe representing various biological science disciplines who were invited this month to participate in the “Symposium on the Future of Zoos” held at Canisius College and the Buffalo Zoo in Buffalo, N.Y. The goal of the symposium was to discuss and envision what zoos might look like in 50 or 100 years, as a result of an ever-growing human population and dwindling wildlife habitats.

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