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Bald eagle about to land on a dead tree.

With millions of chickens on commercial poultry farms sickened and dying from a highly virulent strain of avian flu in recent months, it might have escaped notice that some of the nation’s most stunning wild birds have also been felled by the virus.
Earth Day infographic on actions we can take to help the planet

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Today is Earth Day! There are many ways to invest in our planet, and together, we can work to secure a healthier future for wildlife, people, and planet today and every day!
Two chickens in a barnyard

Dr. Elizabeth Buckles, assistant clinical professor and wildlife pathologist at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, says it's important to keep chickens and turkeys away from wild birds to prevent the H5N1 virus from entering our food supply.

After a decade of planning and over a year of construction, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo opened their new animal health center with the goal of providing education and transparency to visitors at the zoo.
A portrait of Dr. Emma Houck

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes new faculty member Dr. Emma Houck, assistant clinical professor in the section of zoological medicine.
Matt Marinkovich attending to a rhino

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Matt Marinkovich, DVM '14, always had a passion for wildlife but was initially unsure as to what career path might suit him best. “I always knew I wanted to do something with wildlife or something conservation related, but it took a little while to find what that niche was, whether PhD or vet school....."
Student Eric Teplitz, D.V.M ’20, Ph.D. Candidate

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Our scientists work around the world to improve public health outcomes, strengthen local and international food systems, and catalyze wildlife conservation efforts— all while training the next generation of One Health professionals. Find out how you can support making our world safer and healthier for all.
The Cornell ZAWS executive board celebrates a successful day with keynote speaker Dr. Linda Penfold

Cornell’s Zoo and Wildlife Society hosted its first Wildlife Conservation Day Feb. 26, a one-day symposium devoted to education and training for students with an interest in non-domestic species. 
Vet student Loren helps perform a neonate exam on a newborn scimitar-horned oryx calf.

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Cornell veterinary student Loren Lassiter, DVM '22, practices unique care in her wildlife preceptorship at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.
A tiger painted on a building in Thimphu; tigers are particularly revered in Bhutan. COURTESY MARTIN GILBERT

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Martin Gilbert collaborated with an international team of scientists to uncover the cause of a mysterious illness in an endangered wild tiger in Bhutan.