YOUR DONATION SAVES ELEPHANTS like Groucho, Bodhi, Billy, Chuck + Jake
EEHV (elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus) is a leading killer of Asian elephants, both in human care and in the wild. This deadly viral infection is often latent, which can only be determined with a blood test—and plasma transfusions are often the first line of treatment. Groucho, our 49-year-old Asian elephant, graciously allows us to collect plasma samples. With our own veterinary centrifuge and storage facilities, Denver Zoo would have the ability to process and store plasma safely and quickly, providing powerful and essential protection for our beloved bachelor herd.
Your donation is essential to funding plasma equipment for our new veterinary hospital.