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Wild Ass Selfies

Wild Ass Selfies
(December 17, 2019) The Mongolian Gobi supports the largest remaining population of the threatened Asiatic wild ass (Equus hemionus; locally called “khulan” or "kulan"). Individual khulan roam over tens of thousands of square miles every year tracking good pasture and water. Their movements are among the largest described for terrestrial mammals. In order to gain a greater insight into the life of the khulan, we outfitted an adult female in the southeastern Mongolian Gobi with a camera tracking collar a...

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Health Evaluations for Galápagos Iguanas

 Health Evaluations for Galápagos Iguanas
(December 06, 2019) The Santa Fe and Galápagos land iguanas are large and charismatic lizards endemic to the Galápagos archipelago, but little information exists on their normal health parameters. Evaluation of the baseline health status of wildlife is important for conservation projects. This information serves to determine health parameters of the species of concern, is of value in caring for captive individuals of these species, and serves as a future reference point for comparison in the event of ...

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Sharks On The Move

Sharks On The Move
(December 06, 2019) Great white sharks are apex predators at the top of the ocean’s food chain, with no natural predators. They are central to the functioning of ecosystems and the maintenance of biodiversity. For several years, WCS Health Programs’ lead aquatic veterinarian, Dr. Alisa (Harley) Newton has collaborated as a Chief Scientist with OCEARCH, an innovative organization studying Great whites and other sharks for the benefit of global conservation and public safety. In recent years, a number of ...

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Fall Newsletter: Camelid Conservation and More

Fall Newsletter: Camelid Conservation and More
(November 30, 2019) Catch up on highlights of the work of our Health Programs around the globe and our Zoological Health Program in New York:WCS One World - One Health Fall News: Camelid Conservation & MoreOur previous Newsletters can also be found here

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Find Out Where Bats Go in the Congo...

Find Out Where Bats Go in the Congo...
(October 29, 2019) The charismatic Hammer-headed fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus) is the largest fruit bat in Africa. A possible Ebola reservoir, our health team has been tracking them in the Congo to learn more about their movements and potential overlap with humans....              Discovering Where Bats Go in Africa

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