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Physical Exams

One of the GAHP’s goals is to create an accessible and consistent database for recording cardiac related health information in all four great ape taxa.

When your institution performs physical exams on apes in your collection, please fill out the National Cardiac Database Form and submit it along with a copy of the ultrasound to the Great Ape Heart Project at Zoo Atlanta.  The form is available as a pdf or as a Microsoft Word document for your convenience.

Great Ape Heart Project
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

*A special note for Bonobos: Please separately submit a copy of the ultrasound performed along with the cardiac form below for Milwaukee County Zoo.  This will greatly expedite the review process for the time being.

Milwaukee County Zoo
ATTN: Jennifer Rohrer, Medical Secretary
10001 W Blue Mound Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226-4384
(414) 256-5441  

Blood Samples

Additionally, any blood samples collected at the time of exam should be submitted to two of the GAHP’s endorsed projects at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Smithsonian National Zoo.  For more information about these studies, please visit our Projects page.