Solving the case

Whenever an animal dies at the Zoo, the vets perform a post mortem.

By examining the body they can gain valuable knowledge which can help them treat other animals with similar conditions in the future.

Don’t miss anything... is the golden rule.


The vets are very thorough, checking first the body, then every organ, then each tissue under the microscope and finally doing tests for bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Each post mortem is different, but all of the information obtained helps to plan future preventative medicine and keeper routines.

What is learnt is shared with colleagues worldwide.