Is There a Doctor in the House?

The Audubon Institute’s senior veterinarian keeps the animals in top shape.


Dr. Robert MacLean spends his days caring for what is arguably the most eclectic bunch of patients in New Orleans — which includes the sea lion seen here. Working primarily at the Audubon Zoo, MacLean also assists other veterinarians in caring for all the animals at Audubon’s Aquarium of the Americas, the Freeport McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, the Audubon Aquatic Center and the Coastal Wildlife Network.

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