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Focus on Zoo Security

How Zoos Respond When a Dangerous Animal Escapes

It’s one thing if the llamas get out. But if a tiger escapes its enclosure at a zoo, it initiates a critical response that’s a partnership between animal caretakers, veterinarian staff, and a weapons team to keep people safe.

Clipping Bird Flu’s Wings with Biosecurity in Zoos

A decade ago, zoo veterinary teams worked with public health officials to respond to the threat of avian influenza. Those exercises helped create a culture of biosecurity planning that leverages strong relationships between stakeholders to rapidly respond to emerging threats.