Many Different Animals are Benefiting

Zoo animals and wildlife that have benefited from our studies

African elephant
African tree pangolin
African buffalo
African Rhino
Amazon parrot
American horseshoe crab
American kestrel
Asian elephant
Bat
Bearded dragon
Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
Eastern Santa Cruz Galapagos tortoise
Flapper skate
Fur seal
Golden frog
Gorilla
Green sea turtle
Green sea urchin
Grey seal
Hermann's tortoise
Iberian mountain lizard

Island fox
Leatherback Turtle
Lemur
Lion
Lizard
Loggerhead shrike
Loon
Manatee
Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo
Marmot
Mountain chicken frog
Narwhal
Orangutan
Peafowl/Peacock
Penguin
Pink pigeon
Przewalski’s horses
Pygmy hippo
Quaker parrot
Red blood python

Red river hog
Red tailed hawk
Seabirds
Sea lion
Sea otter
Sloth
Snake
Triatoma,"Kissing Bug"
Turtle
Warthog
Warty pig
White ibis
White rhino
White-tailed deer
Whooping crane
Wild Ruminants (goats, antelope, deer)

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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.

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