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…

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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 several species but what is the impact? 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 animals’ care whether the animal…

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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. This is a survival mechanism in order to look and vulnerable. Sadly, this causes most species to suffer in painful silence. Many…

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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…

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