Here to Help zoo animals & wildlife
Our zoo animals & wildlife are underfunded
The world's animals are racing towards extinction and ecosystems are crumbling.
Simply put, they're underfunded. Diseases are spreading and veterinarians NEED funding to help our zoo animals & wildlife.
Veterinarians worldwide are doing all they can to understand, diagnose, prevent, and treat diseases. They study things like:
- Reproduction and lifesaving measures for endangered species.
- Ways to improve the health and welfare of zoo animals and wildlife.
- Ways to improve (or create) pain management techniques and make exams as minimally invasive as possible.
The Wild Animal Health Fund is the resource for the critical work and our supporters are the backbone.
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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