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Malayan tiger

The Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University conducted initial COVID-19 testing of samples from a Bronx Zoo tiger. It is believed to be the first known case of an animal infected with SARS-Cov-2 in the U.S. and the first tiger worldwide.
Wet market

Podcast

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky shares his views on steps we must take to greatly decrease the chances of future pandemics.
New Zealand fur seal on the South Island of New Zealand

Blog

Cornell veterinary student Mariah Rayfield Beck ’20 discusses the implications of the connection between wildlife health, human disease, and how we can all be conservationists.
Dr. Alex Travis standing in a lab

Cornell experts discuss COVID-19's origin and its impact on the global economy. Cornell's Dr. Alex Travis states "if COVID-19 teaches us anything, it's that we can't afford not to pay attention to how we interact with the environment."
Person wearing face mask sitting outside with cat

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky states "this is a viral lottery," describing how all sorts of wildlife normally separated by continents are brought together at markets in Asia. "If you're a virus and you survive by spreading, you couldn't create a more perfect system for aiding and abetting the next pandemic."   
Flock of sheep with farmer in Asia

For Your Information

Growing evidence suggests that multiple wildlife species can be infected with peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV), with important consequences for the potential maintenance of PPRV in communities of susceptible hosts, and the threat that PPRV may pose to the conservation of wildlife populations and resilience of ecosystems.
Researcher in lab

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted lives and institutions around the world in numerous ways, and Cornell faculty members have shared their expertise on everything from the virus itself to impacts on local and global economies.
Vet student with rhino

At a critical time for the future of life on Earth, The College of Veterinary Medicine announces the establishment of the Cornell Wildlife Health Center. The new center focuses on catalyzing multidisciplinary collaboration to address wildlife health challenges worldwide, while immersing students in unique learning experiences at home and abroad.
Lioness on operating table

A big cat got the lion’s share of attention when her keepers brought her to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA). There, Ntsumi the white African lioness was diagnosed with an intestinal mass that veterinarians surgically removed.
Lioness on operating table

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Cornell veterinarians successfully removed an intestinal mass from an unusual patient: Ntsumi, the white African lioness from Animal Adventure Park. Now fully recovered, Ntsumi has rejoined her pride.