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Feline Focus | Conservation Talk

The Amur leopard is the rarest felid in the world and are at real risk of extinction.

Don’t miss our Conservation Talk on Thursday 28th November, 6.30pm and hear from Dr. John Lewis, Senior Veterinary Partner at Wildlife Vets International about the crucial work on Amur leopard and tiger health programmes.

Adults & Children: £5.50 each

TZ Members & Students: £3.50 each

 Limited places available. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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Wildlife Vets International have been providing critical veterinary support to international wildlife and conservation projects around the world since 2004. Twycross zoo support Wildlife Vets International’s Amur leopard programme in the Russian Far East, and the development of the Tiger Health Programme.

Projects from Wildlife Vets International, including creating a disease risk analysis, are pivotal for the survival and reintroduction of the species. Wildlife Vets International’s Wild Tiger Health Centre has recently gone live! Dr. John Lewis has been working on the creation of this website which will provide a resource for field biologists and vets working with wild tigers.

REMEMBER to park in the FREETwycross Zoo car park and arrive at Windows on the Wild, in the Himalaya Visitor Centre at the entrance to zoo at 6.30pm. Tea and coffee served from 6:15pm.

Have a question? Call us on 01827 883140 or email for more information!

About Your Speaker

John Lewis has been a senior veterinary partner to Wildlife Vets International since its formation in 2005, a partner in the International Zoo Veterinary Group since 1990, and is the originator and editor of the Wild Tiger Health Centre website.

Specialising in the veterinary aspects of the larger cat species, John is the veterinary advisor to the European breeding programmes for Amur leopards, Amur tiger and Sumatran tiger; the European Felid Taxon Advisory Group and the Sumatran tiger & Amur leopard Global Species Management Plans.

Supported by Wildlife Vets International, John has been involved with a range of activities relating to the conservation of large felids, providing clinical, disease investigation, training and research services to field staff in many countries. He is veterinary advisor to the Amur leopard reintroduction programme in the Russian Far East and in the European zoos involved, and leader of the team effort that produced the comprehensive disease risk analysis for the programme.

John’s in situ activities have included:

  • Field seasons with Wildlife Conservation Society-Russia from 2006 to 2012, trapping, radiocollaring & conducting health assessments of Amur leopard, Amur tiger and Asiatic black bears.
  • Field seasons with Zoological Society of London-Indonesia, 2003–2006 & 2013 – trapping, radiocollaring & conducting health assessments of Sumatran tigers, tapir and macaques.
  • Veterinary support services to the Alexeevka tiger and leopard rehabilitation centre, Russian Far East since 2015.
  • Collaborating in disease risk analyses relevant to wild tiger populations’ in Russia, Indonesia, Bangladesh and India.

John has been an IUCN Cat Specialist Group member since 2002

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