Wild Animal Health Fund Blog

Honeybee Research Gives Us Answers

Honeybee research has taught us so much about these important creatures. Did you know that there are 44 subspecies of honeybees that fall into 7 classes of honeybee species? We did not either until specialists did research on honeybees. Honeybees are extremely important to…

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Narwhals, the unicorns of the sea


Did you know narwhals, the unicorns of the sea, are actually a species of whale related to the Orca and Beluga that call the Arctic Circle home? The unique and singular tusk that male narwhals grow, that gives them the nickname ‘Unicorns of the…

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Who is the Wild Animal Health Fund?

The Wild Animal Health Fund (WAHF) is not your average conservation program. In fact, there are not other conservation programs like us on the planet. The Wild Animal Health Fund, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is a program of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV).…

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One funded project can help several species

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One funded project can help several species but what is the impact? Each Wild Animal Health Fund project must share the results through refereed scientific journals and lectures at conferences with scientists from all over the world. The beneficial insight from the shared knowledge…

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Can’t go to the zoo? Visit one virtually!

Zoo and Wildlife Animals

For all you Zoo Lovers! Don’t fret! We have you covered! Can’t get out to visit the zoo? Visit a zoo virtually then! Sadly, our world is still in lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Zoos, conservation facilities, and sanctuaries all over the world…

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Animals Are Going Extinct in the Wild

Virtually everyone knows that many animals are going extinct in the wild, but did you know there are some species that no longer exist outside of zoos, aquariums and wild animal parks? These species may be next on the list for the extinction.  Although…

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Many Animals Suffer From Human Diseases

Zoo animals and wildlife

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.…

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Animal Health: What’s important?

When it comes to zoo animal and wildlife health, which of the following do you feel is most important? A. Focusing on threatened/endangered species. The extensive list can be found on the IUCN Red List.B. Expanding grants for all kinds of wild animal health…

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Zoo Veterinarians; It’s a way of life

Do you love your job? Kansas City Zoo veterinarian, Dr. Kirk Suedmeyer will be the first to say that if you follow what you are passionate about, your job will never be work, but rather a fulfilling way of life. From the time he…

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