Studying Black Rhino Health
Drs. Pam Dennis and Mandi Vick
Species: Black Rhino
Drs. Pam Dennis and Mandi Vick have a long
history of studying rhinos. They are collaborating on studies to determine the
relationships between insulin, glucose, inflammatory markers, and iron stores in both captive and
free-ranging black rhinos.
This has also spurred
student-driven research looking at effects of variable feeding times on
activity levels in rhinos and effects of decreasing starch and increasing fiber
in the diet of black rhinos with the hopes of improving measures of health.