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Veterinary students examining a sedated jaguar at the Belize Zoo.

Cornell veterinary students reflect on their experience this past summer in Cornell's International Experience in Wildlife Health and Conservation course, which provided hands-on learning in zoological and conservation medicine at the Belize Zoo.
Carolina's compares the size of her hand to an African elephant's foot.

As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls draws travelers from around the world to experience the majestic shower of falling waters. After connecting with the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (VFWT) and securing a position on their team, I began planning travels to a country I knew little about....
Ben Jakobek with a sedated Moose in snow


If Dr. Benjamin Jakobek decides to write a book, I will be first in line to buy it. As he tells me about some of the projects he’s been a part of, including capturing and collaring muskox in Nunavik and working to transport caribou to a protected environment, he is a reminder to all of us aspiring veterinarians that we will one day have the capability and arguably, the responsibility, to help protect wild animals and places around the world....
A flock of Snow and Canada Geese in a snowy field by Christine Bogdanowicz.

A new avian influenza, H5N1, is circulating rapidly across the country and affecting domestic chickens, wild birds and even mammals. Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler states that adding H5N1 as another stressor for birds whose lives are already challenged by climate change will start to have a broad-scale impact.
A Bison drinking water from the Yellowstone River by Christine Bogdanowicz

A new perspective piece from Cornell's Dr. Robin Radcliffe highlights the vital relationship between wildlife health and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. 
A bull elk shown in Yellowstone National Park by Christine Bogdanowicz.

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This perspective piece, co-authored by Cornell's Dr. Robin Radcliffe, highlights how wildlife health is an important part of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, which guides wildlife management and conservation decisions in the U.S. and Canada, and is vital to its future.
A Moose shown walking in the woods.

Moose returned to New York in the 1980s, but their population hasn’t grown as scientists expected. Research teams, including those at Cornell University and the Shingle Shanty Preserve and Research Station, are studying whether ecological and/or disease issues are causing this stagnation in moose population growth.
A graphic representation of the Atlantic flyway by Chloe Lam

As part of a collaborative network, Cornell scientists are helping to track and detect highly pathogenic avian influenza in New York State. Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler notes that in addition to migratory birds, other wild birds can also be infected, such as bald eagles, owls, and other birds of prey.
A tri-colored bat being examined.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing listing the tricolored bat as endangered after its population declined due to white-nose syndrome. Cornell's Dr. Elizabeth Buckles notes that the tricolored bat in particular has been in trouble for a long time and that this decision is long overdue.