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). WAHF is solely focused on funding humane health studies for zoo…

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One funded project can help other species but what is the impact? First, you should know that 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 then goes into action for the…

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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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