Stories in the ‘Veterinary Care’ Category

Baylor College of Medicine Offers Big Help to Komodo Dragon, Smaug

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Reptiles,Veterinary Care,Zoo News

This piece written by Dipail Pathak, Baylor College of Medicine Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Zoo previously have collaborated on researching the elephant herpes virus and are now partnering again to help another zoo resident, a 16-year-old Komodo dragon named Smaug. Baylor faculty in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program have been working closely with […]

Colobus Monkey Gets a Second Chance at Sight with Cataract Surgery

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Animal Updates,Mammals,Primates,Veterinary Care


This post written by Bailey Cheney of the Houston Zoo Primate Department. We first realized that Caesar, our geriatric Eastern black and white Colobus monkey, was losing his sight around January of 2013. It started off with one of the keepers realizing that his eyes were a little cloudy. Then we noticed that he was […]

Cheyenne’s Story: What Happens When a Zoo Animal Gets Sick?

Posted by in Behind the Scenes,Featured Creatures,Mammals,Orangutans,Veterinary Care,Zoo News

Cheyenne & Vascular Team 6.14

The Houston Zoo is very lucky to have a great veterinary team: a Director, a Manager, 4 Veterinarians, 3 Veterinary Technicians, and a myriad of other important players like zookeepers, purchasing and record-keeping staff. It takes a village to keep our animals healthy! Because of our continued, professional veterinary care at the zoo, the clinic staff’s […]