The Gottlieb Animal Health and Conservation Center is a 33,589-square-foot facility situated in a restricted area in the upper reaches of the Zoo.
Among other features, it includes a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, an on-site commissary, a surgical suite with observation area, and research facilities.
Animal Health Statistics
L.A. Zoo Total Animal Population: 1,100
Number Individual Animals Examined: 851
Number of Animals Anesthetized for Medical Procedures:
Number of Fecal Samples Examined
(of which 234 were quarantine animals and 134 were for pre-shipment testing):
|Number of Prescriptions Written:
Fish: 1Number of Blood Samples Tested:
Amphibians: 8Number of Medical Records Written:
Mammals: 5,716 for 441 animals
Birds: 1,364 for 209 animals
Reptiles: 939 for 165 animals
Amphibians: 72 for 21 animals
Fish: 20 for 14 specimens
|Animals Radiographed: 400
Smallest Patient Treated: Poison arrow frog: 0.2 grams
Largest Patient Treated: Billy, the Asian Elephant:13,349.6 pounds
Staff: Four full-time and one part-time veterinarians; four full-time veterinary technicians; one full-time and one part-time quarantine animal keeper; one Western University liaison/animal keeper; one full-time and one part-time clerical assistant.