This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of wild and exotic terrestrial and aquatic animals.
When a 2-year-old giraffe, Marius, was euthanized by gunshot, dismembered, and fed to a group of lions at the Copenhagen Zoo in full view of the public, it initiated substantial debate about the management of captive populations of wild animals. The ensuing discussion engaged not only members of the public, but also a variety of professionals who contribute to the care and conservation of animals kept in zoos, wildlife parks and aquaria. Are you an AVMA or SAVMA member? Veterinarians have a key role to play in helping to ensure the management and disposition of wild species kept in captivity is appropriate. We invite you to join The Conversation on this topic.