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Medical Care for The Knoxville Zoo


Primary medical care for over 800 animals of 200 different species at the Knoxville Zoological Gardens is provided by the veterinary college through an arrangement dating back to the school's establishment. Besides providing veterinary care for the animals, faculty at the college are involved in both basic and clinical research related to zoological animals.

The Knoxville Zoo currently participates in 22 Species Survival Plans, a nationally coordinated breeding program for specific species in zoos. Major areas of research involving zoological and exotic animal species include assisted reproduction, which benefits endangered or threatened species, and new techniques in anesthesia of exotic animals.

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