Rehabilitators and veterinarians treat tens of thousands of wild animals each year and are often the first to notice trends that contribute valuable insights to overall wildlife health. During the past 37 years, Center veterinarians have led a variety of research studies on wildlife health, using data from the patients admitted to the hospital. Join the Center staff and other wildlife professionals to learn about the critical role wildlife rehabilitators and veterinarians play in caring for wildlife population health.
Join us for Untamed Unfiltered, as we sit down with some of the Center's Untamed producers and featured staff members, and take a deeper look inside each episode. In this episode, Amanda and Aaron sit down with two former Wildlife Center colleagues: Dr. Justin Brown, Assistant Teaching Professor and Program Coordinator of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences at Penn State; and Dr. Mark Ruder, Assistant Professor with the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS).
- Wildlife Center of Virginia's Scientific Publications
- The Wildlife Center’s Research on Free-roaming Cat Interactions with Wildlife
- Relationships among aural abscesses, organochlorine compounds, and vitamin A in free-ranging eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina)
- Wildlife Incident Log/Database and Online Network
- The Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge
- Mange in Wildlife
- Raptors Are The Solution (RATS): The Problems with Using Poison
- Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS)
- What is Citizen Science?
- Citizen Science: Be A Part of Something Bigger
Looking for ideas on how to incorporate the stories and lessons of Untamed into the classroom? Wildlife Research: In (About) 2 Minutes is a quick look at the major concepts and ideas explored in this Untamed episode and is a quick resource for teachers who want to kick off a discussion.
Discussion questions and activities are provided for those educators who want to utilize Untamed in the classroom. One set of discussion questions is designed to be used in combination with the full Untamed episode; another set of discussion questions can be utilized with the In (About) 2 Minutes video.
- Untamed Episode 12: Wildlife Research Discussion Questions
- Wildlife Research Classroom Activity
- Untamed wildlife coloring pages
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