15 Nov '11, 9am

Wildlife Reserves Singapore helps zoo animals caught in Thai floods - Straits Times

Wildlife Reserves Singapore helps zoo animals caught in Thai floods - Straits Times

Rescue of Sambar deer (Rusa unicolor), carried out by the Zoological Park Organisation. -- PHOTO: THE WORLD ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS (WAZA). Animals at Thai zoos have not been forgotten amid the recent devastating floods that have hit the country. A vet and a quarantine officer from Wildlife Reserves Singapore left for Thailand on Tuesday morning with drugs, an anesthetic machine and other equipment such as snake hooks and nets. They will also help to capture escaped reptiles as well as provide medical care. The move is part of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore's (WRS) collaborative effort with the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Waza). The two vets will also render their expertise in the capture of escaped reptiles and provision of medical care. 'We will continue to assess the situation together with the Thai conservation groups, and determine further leve...

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