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Gharial Teeth. Credit: USFWS


Forensics Lab


Volunteering opportunities at the Laboratory is FULL for this coming summer.
The Laboratory is not accepting any new applications at this time.

Posted: March 2, 2015


Guess this Mystery Photo! Click to find out what it is...
Guess this Mystery Photo! Click to find out what it is...
Credit: USFWS.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory is the only lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife.

Our crime laboratory is very much like a 'typical' police lab,  except the victim is an animal.

We examine, identify, and compare evidence using a wide range of scientific procedures and instruments, in the attempt to link suspect, victim, and crime scene with physical evidence.


WELCOME ONLINE VISITORS

Thank you for your interest in our Laboratory's work. This site has been designed to serve our primary audiences and we are pleased to share information with Science Professionals, Special Agents and Wildlife Inspectors, and Students and Educators. We also have an in-depth library of Publications and Identification Guides. Learn about our unique history and the forensics garden in the About Us section

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