Research Knowledge Hubs

Cooperative Species Management (Zoo based)

Partnerships

  • PAAZA / WAZA
  • ISIS
  • ARKS / SPARKS
  • ZIMS
  • Global & Regional SMP

Objectives

  • Maintain accurate & comprehensive specimen databases
  • Assist management decisions regarding animal collection
  • Facilitate and promote the use of the NZG animal databases
  • Contribute to the conservation of endangered species: stud books, APP, SSC, CIRCC
  • Increase capacity through training in basic population management

Disease Surveillance / monitoring

Objectives of this knowledge hub include:

  • Rendering a research oriented pathology service in pathological and pathogenesis aspects for zoo animals and free ranging wildlife
  • Establish, maintain and expand a computer-based pathological reference database and central information service
  • Generate retro and prospective research projects to better understand wildlife diseases
  • Expand the large collection of formalin fixed specimen and tissue samples as reference material
  • To become a regionally recognized centre for disease monitoring (AHEAD, OIE, NEPAD)
  • Facilitate with national and international veterinary pathologists and researchers to build the NZG database on wildlife diseases to allow investigation of emerging diseases in free ranging populations
  • Collaborative research initiative with NICD regarding staff wellness programme

DID YOU KNOW?

Impala

Did you know that most impala are born around mid-day? This is the safest time for impala to give birth since most of their enemies are resting