Zoo and Wildlife Animals

April 8, Zoo Lovers Day is quickly approaching Can’t get out to visit the zoo? Visit a zoo virtually then! Zoo Lovers Day is one of our favorite days because we love our zoo animals. Sadly, our world is still in lock down because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Zoos, conservation facilities and sanctuaries all over…

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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 efforts may be too late for some species, there are still…

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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 in order to survive. This self-defense mechanism causes most species to suffer in painful silence. Zoo and wildlife veterinarians are able to…

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In a 2006 article in DVM360, Zoo animals and wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Eric Miller, explains how zoos play a bigger role than just entertainment. In fact, zoos are a key component in wildlife education, research and in the preservation of all zoo animals and wildlife that are threatened with extinction. http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/aaas-symposium-wildlife-captivity-ethics-and-zoos

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Wild Animal Health: When it comes to wild animal health, which of the following do you feel is most important? (Choose one) A. Focusing on threatened/endangered species.B. Expanding grants for all kinds of wild animal health research.C. Giving wild animals the best possible quality of life.D. Helping professional wildlife veterinarians deliver more effective care for…

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By researching, fact-finding or examining are all ways to establish new methods and gain more useful conclusions. In the arena of zoological medicine, we are lagging far behind discoveries for agriculture and domestic animal health. Watch and listen to zoo and wildlife veterinarians describe the importance of research and how the Wild Animal Health Fund…

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What do you think aquarium veterinarians do? Check out this story about aquarium veterinarians and see the role the Wild Animal Health Fund is playing.

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