Recovering DucklingWildlife lovers like you saved her

Almost as soon as they hatch, a mother Mallard leads her ducklings to water… but the water source she chooses isn't always safe! This duckling's mother led him and his siblings to a swimming pool in Marin County where, unfortunately, it was easy for the ducklings to get in, but impossible for them to get back out!

Fortunately, the homeowner spotted the ducklings struggling in the water and scooped them out with a net. This little one had clearly had a very hard time, and he was chilled and gasping for breath, so his rescuer brought him to WildCare. Our Veterinarian warmed the tiny bird with heated towels and offered him some dextrose solution from a syringe to counteract hypoglycemia and give him some energy. 

Once this fluffy baby was stabilized, we placed him in a heated incubator with several other orphaned Mallard ducklings. He will grow up in care and be released with his new siblings once he's old enough! This little duckling would not have made it without the generous support of our wildlife-loving community. Make a tax-deductible donation to help ducklings and the rest of the wildlife neighbors we care for every day.


They count on us – and we count on you!

The baby duckling is just one of the thousands of wild animals we care for each year. When you join WildCare with a membership gift of $25, $100 or any other amount you choose, you become a friend of all wildlife, from squirrels to hawks.

Every day is different here at WildCare – we truly never know what to expect. But your care and concern for our animals is a comforting constant.


You can have “turtle” trust in us

We have a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator and a Platinum Transparency rating from Candid. You can rest assured your contribution will be put to use responsibly and effectively to help local wildlife.

About WildCare

WildCare is a wildlife hospital, nature education center and wildlife advocacy organization located in Marin County. Founded in 1974, our mission is to advocate for wildlife for a sustainable world, and we actively pursue this mission every day. Through partnerships with schools, collaborations with other organizations, educational programs and activities, internships and volunteer opportunities we make a positive difference in our community. 

We work to make sure all species can coexist – not just by treating sick or injured animals, but also by teaching people how to live peacefully with wildlife and by advocating for better protection of wildlife and our remaining open spaces.


Our Impact


ill, injured and orphaned wild animals cared for every year
species of animals represented, from songbirds to racoons to foxes
children and adults educated about wildlife every year