British veterinarianDied when: 78 years 353 days (947 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
David Conrad Taylor, BVMS, FRCVS, FZS (11 February 1934 – 29 January 2013), was a British veterinary surgeon.He was the first veterinary surgeon to specialise in zoo and wildlife medicine.Taylor worked with zoo and wild animals from 1957, acting as a consultant on the treatment of some of the rarest species on Earth.
He was world-renowned as an expert in marine mammal medicine.From 1968, he was the vet in charge of Cuddles, the first captive killer whale to be kept in the UK, at Flamingo Park, North Yorkshire.
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