Zoological Diagnostic Pathology Service for zoo and free ranging wildlife

A wide range of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and other species are examined. The service has three main components:

  • personalised service providing accurate and thorough diagnosis of the cause of death and any other conditions present in the animal;
  • storage of specimens and data from the case;
  • use of these for future research projects on wildlife diseases in southern Africa.



Did you know vultures feed on carrion (dead carcasses) and do not kill their own prey? Their feet are weak and better suited to walking on the ground than to picking up prey