Tag Archives: Animal Health

Suli’s Story: A Kangaroo’s Battle With Cancer

January 29, 2013 started as a normal day at the Racine Zoo in Racine, Wis.  Two red kangaroos were scheduled for their routine veterinary exams and keepers were busy preparing.  Suli, a 16-year-old red kangaroo, and Coing, a 13-year-old red kangaroo … 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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Elephant Undergoes Successful Eye Surgery

C’sar, the North Carolina Zoo’s oldest male elephant and one of the park’s most well-known animals, underwent successful cataract surgery for the second time in six months recently, an unusual procedure for elephants. The 38-year-old African bull has been a … Continue reading

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Meet the Veterinary Technician: Alison Mott at the Sacramento Zoo

Describe your job: I am a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) at the Sacramento Zoo’s Murray E. Fowler Veterinary Hospital. I assist the veterinarians in all aspects of medical care, this includes care for any hospitalized animals and the Zoo’s newest … Continue reading

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