Morris Animal Foundation News
Horse Blog 2015

A Growing Concern in the American West

Driving down a lonely Nevada highway, I saw their silhouettes, a small herd of horses on the crest of a hill. They were the wild horses I had hoped to see, living symbols of the old American West.

January 21, 2015

Penguin Day Yay

Jackass Penguins? Student Works to help the African Penguins

Known as the jackass penguin because of its donkey-like bray, the African penguin once flourished. Unfortunately, this penguin species—the only one to breed in Africa—has suffered severe population declines in recent years and is currently classified as endangered. Current numbers are estimated at only 10 percent of the more than 1.45 million adult penguins that existed at the start of the 20th century.

January 21, 2015

Mountain Gorilla Wildlife Wed

The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project and Morris Animal Foundation

By the early to mid-1980s, fewer than 300 mountain gorillas were known to still exist in the world. Zoologist and primatologist Dr. Dian Fossey, who studied mountain gorillas exclusively in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, wanted to change those numbers.

January 21, 2015