Category Archives: Animal Health

Rodrigues Fruit Bats Come to the Philadelphia Zoo

By Kim Lengel Veterinarian Dr. Tim Georoff and I left from JFK Airport in New York City for our flight to Mauritius, by way of Johannesburg, South Africa. We’re travelling all this way for the primary purpose of accompanying 30 … Continue reading

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Blacktip Reef Sharks Make a Splash at National Aquarium

Sleek, fast-moving blacktip reef sharks dove into their new home at the Blacktip Reef exhibit in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Twenty sharks s have taken up permanent residence in the National Aquarium’s new centerpiece attraction. Just as they are a vital … Continue reading

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Saint Louis Zoo’s Three Generations of Asian Elephants

Contributing to the Conservation of Elephants at Home and in the Wild After a 688-day gestation, the Saint Louis Zoo’s Asian elephant family welcomed a new member this past spring.  The female calf, named Priya, weighed 251 pounds at birth … Continue reading

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Buffalo Enrichment for Lions at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

I have worked as an artist in the zoo and conservation world for 18 years now and have always enjoyed when that association leads me down new avenues not previously taken, or allows me to meet friends that share the … Continue reading

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Endangered Indian Rhino Calf Conceived by Artifical Insemination Becomes World’s First

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) and the Montgomery Zoo, in Montgomery, Ala., announced the birth of a male Indian rhino calf produced by artificial insemination (AI). This is the first … Continue reading

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Denver Zoo Welcomes Przewalski’s Horse Foal

Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Przewalski’s (sheh-VAL-skee’s) horse foal, born on the morning of May 31. The unnamed foal, whose gender is still not known, is not only the first birth for mother, Yisun, and father, Bataar, but also … Continue reading

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Red Panda Arrives at Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo  welcomes another red panda, 13-year old Wen-Dee, to her new home in the Himalayan Passage exhibit. Wen-Dee hails from the Kansas City Zoo where she was recommended for relocation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) … Continue reading

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Smithsonian’s National Zoo Opens New Home for Asian Elephants

The commitment at the National Zoo to save Asian elephants from extinction and ensure a future for this endangered species spans more than 50 years. In keeping with the best practices for elephant management, the Zoo has invested in a … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Training Program for Medical Procedures Improves Animal Welfare

 Western lowland gorillas at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium are part of an innovative training program to teach them to voluntarily participate in echocardiograms. Countless hours of training by animal care staff have led to gorillas at Omaha’s Henry … Continue reading

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Meet the Executive VP of Animal Health: Gary West at the Phoenix Zoo

Describe your job? As the Executive Vice President of Animal Health and Collections I oversee a staff of 100 amazing and dedicated professionals including curators, keepers, and the veterinary staff of the Phoenix Zoo as well as more than 1,100 … Continue reading

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