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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

John Kanter

About the Speaker

John Kanter is the senior wildlife biologist for the National Wildlife Federation. John has been hooked on wildlife since he was, as they say, knee-high to a grasshopper. As a child, he loved African animals, especially elephants, and got to watch his pediatrician mother take care of the first eight gorillas born at the Cincinnati Zoo. From there his interest grew from taking care of animals to understanding them in the wild and taking care of their natural habitats. John works on many projects including Recovering America's Wildlife Act, climate change and the movement to having lead free landscapes.