Kitty Henderson discusses the case of Geronimo the Alpaca.

The case of Geronimo the Alpaca: a failure on DEFRA’s behalf or a media story exaggerated by those not familiar with the harsh reality of disease control?   On the 31st August at around 11am, the alpaca Geronimo was put down by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) vets following a four year […]

Are Animal Robots the new face of animal conservation? asks Kitty Henderson

Are Animal Robots the new face of animal conservation? The BBC’s ‘Spy in the Wild’ documentary first came onto our screens on 12th January 2017 and returned on the 22nd January 2020 for its second season. In this documentary we see ‘spy animals’ placed into unsafe areas for humans within wild animal habitats to film […]

Kitty Henderson discusses the difficulties of being an exotic vet in a remote community.

The difficulties of being an exotic vet in a remote community   Recently I attended a webinar hosted by Edinburgh Vet Wildlife Conservation Society where exotic animal vet Ioana Popescu spoke about her recent efforts in the conservation work of the Grand Cayman Blue iguana. In the 1996, blue iguanas were declared ‘critically endangered’ by the […]