Solving Zoo Animal and Wildlife Health

Zoo and wildlife veterinarians are solving wildlife health issues

The world's animals are facing mass extinctions. Ecosystems are collapsing. And diseases affecting both animals and humans are emerging at an alarming rate. The key answer to help these conservation problems is solving wildlife health issues. The Wild Animal Health Fund is here to slow and stop extinction for zoo animals and wildlife in all habitats.

Zoo and wildlife veterinarians worldwide are doing all they can to understand, diagnose, prevent, and treat diseases. They study reproduction and lifesaving measures for endangered species. And they strive to discover ways to improve the health and welfare of zoo animals and wildlife. Solving animal health is all done through research. And the Wild Animal Health Fund is the resource for the critical work. 

You have an opportunity to help

Consider donating to the Wild Animal Health Fund to support vital, peer-reviewed, and monitored health studies for zoo animals and wildlife. Do it now, before it’s too late. The extinction clock is ticking! 

Animals can’t ask for help. Through research we can help zoo animals and wildlife have a better quality of life.

$10 or more can help. 100% of your contribution goes 100% to the research not fundraising or administrative costs.

Mass Mortality Events in Marine Mammals: A new technique in wildlife toxicology to assess the health of grey seals.

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Scientific Innovation

Most species of penguins evolved in colder climates, and as a result, they don’t have good immunity to diseases carried by insects. While some penguins live in climates warm enough to support insects, the West Nile virus is posing a threat. In a funded study, zoo and wildlife veterinarians worked out a protocol to vaccinate adult female penguins to optimize their chicks’ resistance to the West Nile virus.

It's studies like this one that brings new research to better the lives of species around the world.  Learn about other research projects that are making a difference.

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See Where Your Donation Goes

Your donations to the Wild Animal Health Fund go 100% toward saving zoo animals and wildlife by supporting research projects conducted by zoo and wildlife veterinarians all over the world.

Donations have supported Dr. Sonia Hernandez in her research on the effects of urbanization on the White Ibis. This research studied how the changing behavior of the White Ibis affects other birds, humans, and local parks, as well as infectious bird diseases.

To learn more about the projects that donations to the Wild Animal Health Fund have supported, visit Animals.