Our Work With Wildlife

Some of Our Wildlife Studies

From Around The World

Wildlife Studies

Veterinary Advances for Wildlife

Since 1965, we have invested $24 million in more than 650 wildlife health studies. We’ve contributed to improved reproduction strategies for endangered species, identified the impact of environmental toxins on wildlife, and established in-the-field medical care for the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. We also fight wildlife health crises, with support from our Betty White Wildlife Rapid Response Fund.

Finding Solutions for Spindly Leg Syndrome in Amphibians

Researchers will investigate if calcium or phosphate concentrations in water used to rear tadpoles are factors that limit limb development. A clearer understanding of the causes of this developmental abnormality will improve survival rates in captive amphibians reared for conservation.

Wildlife around our planet have suffered great losses over the past 40 years; in fact, animal populations have fallen on average by 52% since 1970. Habitat destruction, poaching and climate change are contributing to this decline, as are established, emerging and re-emerging diseases. But, Morris Animal Foundation is fighting back.

Wildlife Studies Funded
Species Helped By Our Research

Studying Gastrointestinal Parasites in Grauer's Gorillas

Researchers will study how social behaviors and movement patterns of free-ranging Grauer's gorillas influence parasite transmission within and between two distinct populations of these animals living in either high- or low-altitude forests.

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