In the News
- Ape Crusader
Why is local veterinarian, enterpreneur, and bon vivant Kim Hammond
spending as much time in East Africa?
- Animal Care Provider Top Winner
"I couldn't leave a sick animal in a cage and go home"
- Conservationist donates sports equipments
Kim Hammond, the owner of
US-based Falls Road Animal Hospital has donated an assortment of sports
materials to youth sports associations
and several schools in Musanze district.
- Charles Laurence meets a jet-set vet
WAS the warts on the nose of a fussy French bulldog called Ming that
propelled Kim Hammond into celebrity orbit. Before the warts, Dr Hammond
was a successful vet and, in his own way, a pretty successful publicity
- Man's best friend has a friend in Baltimore
HERVE LEGER was in a pickle. For months, the designer's French bulldog,
Ming, had been ill with hyper-keratosis -- warty growths on the nose
-- and a bad case of arthritis.
- Maryland Zoo takes over preservation of gorillas
The Maryland Zoo in the rolling fields of Druid Hill Park is far away from the
mountain jungles in Africa, but it has become a surrogate home for a powerful
primate species on the brink of extinction.
- Zoo project aims to save gorillas from extinction
For most veterinarians, working firsthand with gorillas in the wild
is the stuff of movies. But for Michael Cranfield, director of animal
health, research and conservation at the Maryland Zoo and director
of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, it is about saving a species
on the brink of extinction.
"In haste — but I wanted to thank you
so, so much for the two gorilla carvings. They do make me smile. They
shall join my other African ape carving — if you get a moment
to tell me their hostory I'd be grateful..." Read