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Wild Ungulate Facility

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The Wild Ungulate Facility is dedicated to the study of the ecology of wild ungulates (hooved mammals) with the goal of improving conservation and management of these native species

 

 

  • Includes 5 pens spanning 8 acres and a barn with 3 large and 7 small indoor pens.
  • Houses hand-raised tractable mule, white-tailed and black-tailed deer used in nutritional, behavioral, and reproduction research
  • Provides hands-on experience with wildlife for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Provides resource for collaborative research, including access to facility space, animals, and fawn-raising services for other researchers through the WSU Deer Service Center. This work requires an approved WSU Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee protocol.
  • Provides tours for school and community groups upon request as time permits
  • For more information, contact Lisa Shipley (shipley@wsu.edu)

Small Mammal Research Facility

The Small Mammal Research Facility is dedicated to the study of the ecology of small mammalian herbivores with the goal of improving conservation and management of these wildlife species

 

 

  • Includes both indoor and outdoor housing.
  • Houses small herbivores such as pygmy rabbits and cottontails, porcupines, and blue duikers used in nutritional, behavioral, and reproduction research
  • Previous home of USFWS captive breeding facility for endangered pygmy rabbits
  • Provides hands-on experience with wildlife for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Provides resources for collaborative research, including access to facility space and animals, through the WSU Small Mammal Service Center. This work requires an approved WSU Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee protocol.
  • For more information contact Lisa Shipley (shipley@wsu.edu)