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'Big Cats of Iowa' Program Presented At Prairie Heritage Center


Dr. William Clark giving a history of cat life across the globe during his presentation at Prairie Heritage Center.

Dr. William Clark presented a program to a full house of inquisitive guests Thursday June 20 at Prairie Heritage Center. Dr. Clark is Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Ecology at Iowa State University. With mountain lions and bobcats in the news, and with reports of seeing them in our area on occasion, Dr. Clark's arrival was timed well.

Dr. Clark gave a brief history of cat life across the globe dating back to the Pleistocene Era, considered to be 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. He gave a brief, however enlightening overview of animal migration patterns during that time. Saber tooth tigers once r...

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