Posts Tagged ‘Wild Animal Health Fund’
Who are Aquarium Veterinarians
Did you know that when you visit an aquarium, the animals you see have special doctors on staff? These doctors make sure the aquatic animals receive the proper care, husbandry, diagnosis and treatments in order to live long and healthy lives. They are called aquarium veterinarians. Aquatic animals are no exception and require completely different…Read More
Why Research is Important
Why is research important? Simply put, by researching, fact-finding or examining a subject, we gain more knowledge, establish new methods and develop more useful conclusions. These conclusions have the potential to help solve many unanswered questions. These answers, in return, could save so many lives. In the last 150 years, there have been great advancements…Read More
Baby Zoo Animals and Wildlife
Who doesn’t love baby zoo animals? We sure do! Whether it is a foal, poult, kid, fawn, cub, kit, pup, calf or joey exploring and playing in their new little worlds, we can all agree that babies of any species are just adorable. And a positive sign for the future. Wild Animal Health Fund loves to see baby zoo animals.…Read More
Why fundraising is so important for the animals
Why is fundraising so important for the animals? Simply put, because we can’t afford to lose sight of the need for research for them, too. During this uncertain time of COVID, the rapidly changing environment, conflicts near and far, and other catastrophes – natural and created by humans, Wild Animal Health Fund knows one thing for absolute certain, the animals STILL need…Read More
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 the ecosystems they live in All honeybees are extremely important to…Read More
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 Sea’, is actually a tooth that can grow up to 10…Read More
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). WAHF is solely focused on funding humane health studies for zoo…Read More
Can’t go to the zoo? Visit one virtually then!
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 lock down because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Zoos, conservation facilities and sanctuaries all over the world have temporarily closed their doors to the public as well…Read More
Many Animals Suffer From Human Diseases
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. Sadly, this causes most species to suffer in painful silence. Many…Read More
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 research. Click here to see the list of species that have…Read More