Wild Animal Health Fund Blog

10 Ways You Can Help Endangered Animals

Feeling helpless when it comes to helping endangered animals? Here are 10 easy ways to help: Visit a national park, wildlife refuge, or protected area. These areas provide habitat for hundreds of threatened species! Reduce, reuse, recycle! Recycling and reducing your waste helps our…

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Women in Wildlife Research

Did you know some of the most powerful voices in zoo animal and wildlife research have been women? Several of these women paved the way during a time when women weren’t in conservation. You can thank these women for the protection of species like:…

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Why are the Rhinos disappearing?

Today, three out of the five rhino species is considered Critically Endangered, or is facing extinction. The biggest threat is poachers killing the 5,000 pound creatures for their horns. A large percentage of this poaching has taken place in South Africa, home to most…

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In Situ vs. Ex Situ Conservation

Different types of conservation Did you know that there’s a name for the different types of conservation? Latin for “in” and “out” of place, in situ and ex situ describes the location for wildlife.  In situ refers to the animal’s original home and ex…

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Who are Aquarium Veterinarians

Did you know that when you visit an aquarium, the animals you see have  special doctors on staff? These doctors make sure the aquatic animals receive the proper care, husbandry, diagnosis and treatments in order to live long and healthy lives. They are called…

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Zoos are vital to conservation

Are zoos important to the conservation of zoo animals and wildlife? Should zoos exist? Are they even important? Why? Traditionally, zoos were solely a source of entertainment for families. In 1793, when Paris, France opened the worlds first modern zoo, employees and zookeepers knew…

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Why Research is Important

Why is research important? Simply put, by researching, fact-finding or examining a subject, we gain more knowledge, establish new methods and develop more useful conclusions. These conclusions have the potential to help solve many unanswered questions. These answers, in return, could save so many…

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Baby Zoo Animals and Wildlife

Who doesn’t love baby zoo animals? We sure do!   Whether it is a foal, poult, kid, fawn, cub, kit, pup, calf or joey exploring and playing in their new little worlds, we can all agree that babies of any species are just adorable. And a positive sign for the…

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Why fundraising is so important for the animals

  Why is fundraising so important for the animals? Simply put, because we can’t afford to lose sight of the need for research for them, too.  During this uncertain time of COVID, the rapidly changing environment, conflicts near and far, and other catastrophes – natural and created by humans, Wild…

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