ZSL health-check for Royal ravens

As Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month drew to a close, ZSL London Zoo’s team of vets and nurses paid a visit to some very important patients at Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London; the flock (also known as an ‘unkindness’) of royal ravens.


Responsible for carrying out the bi-annual health checks on the iconic birds, who according to legend ensure the famous fortress will not crumble and no harm shall befall the British monarchy, ZSL’s vets and vet nurses paid a trip to the Tower of London to weigh, examine and inspect the feathers and beaks of the ravens - all of whom were given a clean bill of health. 
 
ZSL’s chief vet nurse, Matthew Rendle said: “We’re really proud and honoured to carry out the health checks of the Tower of London’s ravens.
 
“We weighed the birds, checked their eyes, beaks and feather conditions and gave them a complete once-over – and we’re pleased to say they’re all in top condition. 
 
“We look after more than 17,000 animals at ZSL London Zoo, and it’s great that we can share our expertise to help look after these legendary birds.”

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