As one of the founding members of the Internation De-Extinction Alliance, we are among the forefront of de-extinction and bringing de-extinct animals back to their former habitat. So far we have successfully reintroduced dodos and Labrador ducks to the wild, and are in the process of making stable populations of gastric-brooding frogs, great auks, and pink-headed ducks. We have also assisted with the Quagga Project, the Golden Bear Project, and the Pacific Bird De-Extinction Project.
Our work has significantly contributed to the field of genetics. Our researchers laid the groundwork for the Kong-Archer method of artificial birth. As well, we allow paleontologists and biologists to study our animals to more closely understand what prehistoric life was like. Currently, we are assisting with a project on theropod locomotion and biomechanics.
As well as de-extinction, there are other ways we assist conservation efforts. We manage wildlife preserves in Queensland and Costa Rica, collaborate with genetic assistance programs, and help with restoring local native habitat and dealing with invasive species. On the grounds, we plant native plants and reserve areas for migratory birds to rest and nest. To reduce environmental impact, we use almost exclusively cultured meat, almost all renewable energy, and only recyclable cups, utensils, and plates.
Wildlife healthcare is a relatively sparse field - and de-extinct animal healthcare was until recently nonexistent. Huxley's veterinary team is on the cutting edge of veterinary tech, and constantly strives to provide the best possible medical care and improve veterinary techniques both for our animals and elsewhere. A team that can perform a routine physical exam on a 15-ton Brontosaurus surely must be among the best!
Animal enrichment is also highly important here. All our animals recieve enrichment rotated daily, commonly tailored to a specific species or individual's needs and preferences. We test several experimental programs such as remote-controlled boomer balls and auditory enrichment that may be used in other facilities in the future. Animal care staff works hard to provide new enrichment to keep our animals active and stimulated, and to encourage natural behaviors.