Here Are Animals Getting Their Annual Physical Exams At Riverview Park & Zoo

Every Fall around late October/early November, the Riverview Park & Zoo round up the animals for their physical exams in the zoo's animal health centre. The primates get anesthetic, and then a battery of tests are conducted—including blood being drawn. Here are some of the animals getting their examinations... 

A Lemur Exam

   Dr. Michael Cranfield examines a lemur

Dr. Michael Cranfield examines a lemur

   Student veterinarian Britt working with Dr. Cranfield

Student veterinarian Britt working with Dr. Cranfield

 Up close with a Lemur claw

Up close with a Lemur claw

An Otter Exam

A Brazilian Agouti Exam

   Dr. Cranfield with consulting veterinarian, Dr. John Salliway

Dr. Cranfield with consulting veterinarian, Dr. John Salliway

A Meerkat Exam

   Co-op student Monique with a meerkat after its exam

Co-op student Monique with a meerkat after its exam

A Sloth Exam (this is Porsche)

[Photos via Riverview Park & Zoo Facebook page]

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