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Cornell's Dr. Kelly Zamudio shown holding a small frog in her hand

Cornell's Professor Kelly Zamudio discusses how two virulent fungi are impacting frog and salamander populations.
A herd of Zebra on the African plain with text overlay stating "Ancestral Migrations Stopped at Fencelines"


The Cornell Wildlife Health Center is honored to be featured in Cornell's first Global Grand Challenge - Migrations: Researching, Teaching and Building for a World on the Move, through our One Health partnerships and solutions.
A porcupine shown on a rocky substrate

Cornell's Dr. Laura Goodman helped to identify a new deadly fungal disease in porcupines, adding to the list of species hit by such outbreaks. The newly discovered fungal disease is zoonotic, which means it can be passed on to humans, although there are no documented cases of this occurring.
Elephant and baby in the wild


The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky has observed the long-standing conflict between southern Africa's livestock and wildlife sectors firsthand. In this piece for Scientific American, he explains how the region is at a crossroads of opportunity, and offers a novel approach for making Africa's largest transfrontier conservation area a success.
A graphical representation of the loss of birds in the U.S. and Canada since 1970

According to Cornell-led research published in Science, the total breeding bird population in the continental U.S. and Canada has dropped by 29 percent since 1970.
A Black Bear cub shown on the operating table at Cornell


Watch this video of Swanson Wildlife Hospital veterinarians treating a black bear cub after she was hit by a car in the Adirondack Park. After spending time with a wildlife rehabilitator in Oswego County, the bear will be returned to the wild.
An injured Black bear cub shown with a cast on it's foreleg and being treated at Cornell

After being hit by a car in the Adirondack Park, a female black bear cub was brought to the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital where it received care to repair its broken left foreleg.
White-tailed deer

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing new regulations to prevent chronic wasting disease (CWD) from entering the state. CWD is a fatal nervous system disease that affects deer, elk, and moose. According to Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler, New York has avoided outbreaks in its deer populations since 2005.
A herd of wildebeest shown crossing a road

Botswana's Department of Veterinary Services and Cornell's AHEAD Program have completed a comprehensive road map that offers real hope for local farmers and wildlife impacted by animal disease.
Laci Taylor examines an anesthetized jaguar prior to a procedure


Cornell veterinary student Laci Taylor '22 writes about her one-week experience at the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center through the International Experience in Wildlife Health and Conservation course.