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Resource December 6, 2017

Meet the Journalist: Mark Johnson

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Mahal, an orangutan who was rejected by his mother at a Colorado zoo, at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Image by Mark Hoffman for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. United States, 2017.
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Humans have a complex relationship with animals. We keep them for pets. We tame them. We eat them...

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photojournalist Mark Hoffman (left) and reporter Mark Johnson are shown  inside Kibale National Park in Uganda. They are wearing masks while photographing and examining large bats, which are renowned for their ability to carry pathogens. Kibale Forest boasts the highest number of primate species in the world. Image by Mark Hoffman. Uganda, 2017.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photojournalist Mark Hoffman (left) and reporter Mark Johnson are shown inside Kibale National Park in Uganda. They are wearing masks while photographing and examining large bats, which are renowned for their ability to carry pathogens. Kibale Forest boasts the highest number of primate species in the world. Image by Mark Hoffman. Uganda, 2017.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson and photojournalist Mark Hoffman traveled to Brazil, Kenya, and Uganda to report on how zoonotic diseases long associated with poverty are now a threat to the developing world because of global warming and increased mobility.

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