Many Animals Suffer From Human Diseases

Did you know that zoo animals and wildlife suffer from the same health conditions and diseases as humans?

Unlike humans, though, zoo animals and wildlife are programmed to hide their pain and vulnerabilities. This is a survival mechanism in order to look and vulnerable. Sadly, this causes most species to suffer in painful silence.

Many times, these diseases are contagious and spread to others in their group and even infect other species.

Thankfully, zoo and wildlife veterinarians are able to help! They can diagnose, treat and many times, provide a cure for these silent suffers. When treatment is provided, it not only helps the sick or injured but it also helps others within their populations. This also means that any animal that may hunt and/or feed on them benefit as well.

Sadly, the list is long but here are just a few conditions and diseases that animals suffer from just like humans.

  • Cancer
  • Tuberculosis
  • Herpes
  • West Nile
  • Abscesses
  • Allergies
  • Infertility
  • Birth defects
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Parasites
  • Arthritis
  • Salmonella
  • Various strains of flu

As we mentioned earlier, this list is only a few conditions that zoo animals, wildlife and humans share.

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