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The Flying Syringe

The Flying Syringe

Dr Toni Harthoorn was a veterinarian, an environmentalist and the reason we are able to do what we do. He pioneered the development of large-animal tranquilizers and was part of the team that developed etorphine hydrochloride and tested it for the first time to immobilize wildlife. He also helped refine the dart gun as we know it today. His breakthrough work has led to veterinarians worldwide being able to safely capture and transport wild animal and is recorded in his first book: The Flying Syringe. Dr Harthoorn’s animal sanctuary was even the inspiration for the television series Daktari. He died in 2012, at the age of 89. From all of us at Wildlife Pharmaceuticals, we salute you Dr Harthoorn.