Many Different Animals are Benefiting

Adult pink pigeon after a full health check and disease screening

Zoo animals and wildlife that have benefited from our studies

Species
African elephantIberian mountain lizardRed blood python
African tree pangolinIsland foxRed river hog
African buffaloLemurRed tailed hawk
Amazon parrotLionSea lion
American horseshoe crabLizardSea otter
American kestralLoggerhead shrikeSloth
Asian elephantLoonTriatoma,"Kissing Bug"
BatManateeTurtle
Bearded dragonMountain chicken frogWarthog
Fur sealNarwhalWarty pig
Golden frogOrangutanWhite ibis
GorillaPeafowl/PeacockWhite rhino
Green sea turtlePenguinWhite-tailed deer
Green sea urchinPink pigeonWhooping crane
Grey sealPygmy hippo
Hermann's tortoiseQuaker parrot

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Did you know ..?

Below is a list of the six challenges zoo and wildlife veterinarians face every day. Some are big and some are small but they can all stand in their way as they try to make animals' lives better.

  1. There is a deficit of knowledge in disease development in zoo animals and wildlife.  Zoo veterinarians base the treatment of diseases on experiences in similar domestic animals.
  2. Many animals will not cooperate with external devices of any sort.
  3. Accessibility problems and animal stress factors make the delivery of medications extremely challenging.
  4. Non-domestic species metabolize medicine very differently, and appropriate drug dosages are yet available.
  5. In-country circumstances limit assessing health and disease in free-ranging populations.
  6. Diseases move through an ecosystem in a very complicated fashion.

Animals can't ask for help. That's why we're here.

The Wild Animal Health Fund advocates for the injured, sick and dying animals all around the world. With your help, we can make a difference.

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