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Our Animal Care

We care for animals.

And you can see that care every day, from dedicated keepers to highly trained veterinarians. Our animals get regular medical check-ups and cutting-edge treatment. We’re constantly exploring new ways to enrich their diet and play, and help them feel comfortable.

Read our stories to dive deeper.

Care Stories

Red Wolf Pups Meet the Vet
Plus - choose their names!
When Dr. Karen Wolf picks up eight newborn red wolf pups one by one, it’s more than just a routine – though adorable – new pup exam. It’s a victory. Because these pups are vital to the survival of this iconic, critically endangered species.
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A Tapir Ultrasound
Comes with a back scratch.
Zoological Aide Katie Schachtsick holds a long-handled back-scratcher and applies just the right amount of pressure as she rubs it across the black-and-white hide of endangered Malayan tapir Yuna. It's all part of an ultrasound when you're a pregnant tapir.
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Read all our animal care stories on the Zoo News blog.