UC Davis scientists don't just study animals. Often, they save them.
They're putting on gloves to carefully wash gooey oil from sea birds' wings. They're breeding Amargosa voles after their desert habitat dried up. They're following mountain lions into the hills of Southern California to track their genetic decline and overall health.
It's work befitting the world's No. 1 School of Veterinary Medicine, which saves thousands of animals each year, whether at its teaching hospital on campus or in the forests of Africa.
It also highlights the expertise of the university's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, whose researchers often provide the scientific basis for species protection, be they fish or fowl.
Whether dressing wounds or turning science into policy, UC Davis research plays a key role in protecting animals from species extinction.