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COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals

Behavior Science: How It Affects Our Patients and Our World

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 – Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series Presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with Tufts Behavior Club and Tufts Wildlife, Aquatic, Zoo Animal, and Exotic Medicine Organization (WAZE) Speaker Marion Desmarchelier, DMV, IPSAV, DES (Zoological Medicine), DES (Animal Behaviour Medicine), MSc, DACZM, DECZM (Zoo Health Management), DACVB Read More

Asian Elephant Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rewilding

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12 PM – 1 PM *UPDATE: During this period of uncertainty due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this seminar will be available for the public to join remotely via WebEx. A current Tufts ID will be required to attend in person on campus.* Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series presented by Read More

Wild horses in the US are being shot with contraceptive darts

Center for Animals and Public Policy director, Dr. Allen Rutberg, is quoted and research referenced in the article in New Scientist science and technology magazine Published January 26, 2020 By Alice Klein Shooting wild horses with contraceptive darts may help curb their numbers in parts of the US where their populations are ballooning out of control. Horses Read More

Giraffes Under Parasitic Attack?

Researchers study a skin disease spreading in wild giraffes to understand its cause and the potential threat to these endangered animals

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Groundhogs

Chris Whittier, V97, research assistant professor of conservation medicine at Cummings School, shares the dirt on these important enormous, whistling, burrowing squirrels While many Americans would recognize famed Punxsutawney Phil as a groundhog, they may not know much else about the species. As Groundhog Day approaches on February 2, let’s take a minute to consider Read More

Jumbo Mission

A new group at the university is working to save wild elephants.

Jumbo Mission

Tufts embraced the mighty pachyderm as its mascot more than a century ago. Now the university is rallying to save his species from extinction, while a sanctuary in Kenya rescues the babies.

New Digs

A rare toad gets a tour of potential habitats on Cape Cod