Morris Animal Foundation Announces New Wildlife Studies for 2011–2012
Tina M. Martinez, 800.243.2345
Studies to Advance Health in Elephants, Raptors and More
June 15, 2011
Denver—Thanks to the research funded by Morris Animal Foundation , animals all over the world will live longer, healthier, lives. In addition to dogs, cats, horses, llamas and alpacas, the Foundation plays a pivotal role in advancing the health and conservation efforts of our planet’s wildlife. The Foundation will fund nearly 50 new and continuing wildlife health studies in 2011–2012.
New studies are being conducted at some of the world’s most elite veterinary colleges, zoological institutions and scientific research centers. For example, scientists at the University of Minnesota are assessing the impacts of crude oil on reproduction of migratory birds. At the Smithsonian Institution, researchers are testing treatments that could increase fertility in captive elephants. A study at Boston University is addressing the rapidly spreading white-nose disease syndrome, which is killing bats. These are just a few of the species that Morris Animal Foundation–funded studies benefit. Additional research studies will benefit amphibians, birds, rhinos, sea lions and otters, primates, turtles and many others. .
The Foundation is now accepting sponsorships and co-sponsorships of research studies to help advance the health and welfare of these wildlife species, many of which are endangered.
To learn more, visit the “our research” section of the Morris Animal Foundation website or call 800.243.2345.