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Danielle Keerbs shown changing a bandage.

My heart hammers in my chest as I unlock the door to the enclosure, my eyes hunting through the mesh to find the animal inside. It’s not just the heat making my palms sweaty as I open the door and duck inside; it’s not just the exercise making me short of breath. Of all the animals in the clinic, this is the one that terrifies me the most: the one-armed, two-toed sloth named Ace.... 
A domestic cat shown outside.

Cats occupy a distinct position in the ecological networks of companion animals, humans and peri-domestic species – wild and feral animals living near human habitations – according to a recent review article by a team of Cornell researchers.
A child looking into a bucket with fish in the bottom.

A recent study led by Cornell researchers reveals how environmental changes such as climate change, land use change, and dams on the Mekong River threaten the future of local communities that depend on these ecosystems for their livelihoods and food security.
Biologist Brenda Hanley attaches a transmitter to a free-ranging desert tortoise.

A new method could be used by biologists to estimate the prevalence of disease in free-ranging wildlife and help determine how many samples are needed to detect a disease.
Administering a vaccine during the rabies campaign trip in the Eastern Communal Conservancies. Photo: Dr. Robin Gieling

On an early Saturday morning in late September 2021, I was half-awake when I logged in to attend the virtual Veterinary One Health Association Symposium. The first presenter was Dr. Laurie Marker, who I then learned was the Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)....
A gorilla in the forest.


Cornell veterinary student Carolina Baquerizo, DVM ‘24, came across this gorilla family while working with Conservation Through Public Health in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to assess the presence of salmonella in gorillas, livestock and people.
Erica Jackson shown with an elk.


Cornell veterinary student Erica Jackson, DVM '25, discusses her experiences working at Six Flags Great Adventure Wild Safari in Jackson, New Jersey over the years.
A flock of flamingos shown up close; from Pixabay by Andrew Martin.

Around 220 flamingos have been found dead in Argentina due to an outbreak of avian influenza, also known as bird flu. Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler weighs in on this highly contagious and deadly viral disease.
Markus Hofmeyr with young rhino.

Renowned wildlife veterinarian Dr. Markus Hofmeyr visited Cornell University to share his perspectives on sustainable conservation, focusing on challenges and successes around wildlife reintroduction and rewilding.
An African elephant with birds hitching a ride coming towards the photographer

A massive die-off of the endangered species has been happening in sub-Saharan Africa since 2020. Until now, the culprit was unknown. A new study has shown the cause to be a bacterium not previously found in elephants of any species, called Bisgaard taxon 45, that causes septicemia.