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 in order to survive. This self-defense mechanism causes most species to suffer in painful silence.
Zoo and wildlife veterinarians are able to 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, as well as any animals that may hunt and/or feed on them.
Here are just a few conditions and diseases.
- West Nile
- Birth defects
- Various strains of flu