Photo Credits- Lucy Keatts (Cayman blue iguana); Tracie Seimon/WCS (ANDe in Vietnam); Julie Larsen Maher/WCS (Shark sampling); Sarah Olson/ WCS (Hammer-headed bat)
The Wildlife Conservation Society was among the first zoos in the world to have full time veterinary care for their animals, with a clinician and pathologist hired in 1903 and a zoo animal hospital opening at the Bronx Zoo in 1916. We were also one of the first conservation organizations with a dedicated team of wildlife veterinarians deployed around the world to address the health of free ranging wildlife and problem-solve at the wildlife / domestic animal / human health and livelihoods interface, all underpinned by a foundation of environmental stewardship.
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One World - One Health
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