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.

Developing an Early Pregnancy Test for Species Conservation

Researchers will investigate an early indicator of pregnancy and use this new information to develop a pregnancy test for African lions, dama gazelle and maned wolf. This new test could be adapted for use in other species and will enhance assisted-reproductive techniques for vulnerable and endangered animals, critical for wildlife welfare and 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.

650+
Wildlife Studies Funded
20,000
Species Helped By Our Research

Taking a Lead in Bald Eagle Lead Poisoning Research

Morris Animal Foundation has funded several studies to address lead poisoning health issues in birds such as Argentine ducks, California condors and Northern mockingbirds. The Foundation’s two most recent studies on the threat, however, focus on the conservation of bald eagles.

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