The West Virginia University Natural History Museum will host an International Wildlife Film Festival from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in the lobby of Percival Hall on WVU’s Evansdale Campus.

“We hope to educate and entertain interested individuals about a variety of natural history and environmental topics by presenting seven recent films,” said Jim Anderson, director of the Museum and professor of wildlife and fisheries resources at WVU.

The seven films to be screened cover a wide array of topics from oceans, rivers, and islands to tortoises and lions.

“This will be a family friendly event, and everyone is welcome to attend,” Anderson added.

The films on the festival roster are:
• “Catalina Island,” a look at the unique ecology and conservation strategies used at the last bastion of true wildland in California
• “Congo – Deep and Dangerous,” following the second-largest river on Earth
• “Invasion of the Giant Tortoise,” exploring the controversial introduction of a non-native species to the island of Mauritius
• “Lion Guardians,” profiling a unique approach to preserve cultural traditions with protecting lion populations
• “Ocean Odyssey,” which reveals some of the most amazing underwater footage seen to date
• “On a River in Ireland,” a journey along the River Shannon through the heart of the country
• “The Orphan and the Polar Bear,” an animated tale in which an orphan cub learns the skills he will need to survive

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. The Museum does encourage attendees to make a small donation, which they can do online at

For more information, contact Crissa Cooey at or 304-598-0990.



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