Wildlife Patient Stories

Keep Halloween Safe for Wildlife

October 1, 2021
Western Screech Owl tanlged in fake spiderweb. Photo by Dave Stapp

Between tangling decorations, candy wrappers and increased human activity, Halloween can be a dangerous holiday for wildlife! Learn how to make this Halloween safe for wildlife.

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Two Unusual Birds at WildCare

September 22, 2021 Comments Off on Two Unusual Birds at WildCare

WildCare has admitted some unusual birds to our Wildlife Hospital over the past couple of weeks! Meet a Pileated Woodpecker and a Cassin’s Auklet!

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What’s Happening in YOUR Yard?

August 26, 2021

“Why do all the crows look so mangy?” “Raccoons are digging up my lawn, what do I do about it?” WildCare’s Living with Wildlife Hotline is lighting up with these calls right now. Learn the answers!

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Baby Opossums at WildCare

July 7, 2021 Comments Off on Baby Opossums at WildCare

These baby opossums and their siblings have a sad, but not uncommon reason for being admitted to our Wildlife Hospital: Their mother was hit by a car, but they survived!

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Turkey Vulture Baby at WildCare

June 15, 2021 Comments Off on Turkey Vulture Baby at WildCare

WildCare admitted this fluffy baby Turkey Vulture to our Wildlife Hospital after he fell from his nest, and then wandered up a hillside to his rescuer’s back door. Meet him in VIDEO and watch us reunite him with his family!

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Bobcat Kitten in Care at WildCare

June 9, 2021 Comments Off on Bobcat Kitten in Care at WildCare

What would you do if this animal approached you on a hiking trail? his baby’s rescuers carefully picked her up, avoiding her sharp teeth and claws, and bundled her into a sweatshirt. They returned to the head of the hiking trail and contacted the Marin Humane Officer on duty to transfer the kitten to WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital.

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Mother’s Day Mama Opossum

May 4, 2021 Comments Off on Mother’s Day Mama Opossum

Who’s the hardest working wildlife mom? Wild animals work tremendously hard to raise their babies every spring and summer, but for sheer heavy lifting, we think Mama Opossum may take the prize…

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Spring 2021 Orphaned Babies at WildCare

April 28, 2021 Comments Off on Spring 2021 Orphaned Babies at WildCare

April is the month when WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital really gets busy admitting injured and orphaned baby animals needing care. Meet four recent intakes in VIDEO and learn these young animals’ rescue stories!

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Emaciated Bobcat at WildCare

April 7, 2021 Comments Off on Emaciated Bobcat at WildCare

Watch Our Now-healthy Bobcat Return to the Wild Enjoy Sarah’s photos in the gallery above, and, in case you missed it, read the story of this Bobcat’s intake into the Wildlife Hospital on March 14 below! ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Emaciated Bobcat Admitted to WildCare (story from April 8, 2021) Photos by Brenna Maillet In the photos above…

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First Baby Squirrels — Respect the Nest

March 4, 2021 Comments Off on First Baby Squirrels — Respect the Nest

Meet our first baby squirrel of 2021! This young Eastern Fox Squirrel is less than four weeks old. Baby Season Has Begun! If you’ll recall, last autumn our Wildlife Hospital was flooded with baby squirrels. Apparently food supplies were robust in 2020, and many squirrels had a second brood.Our Squirrel Foster Care Team leader calculated…

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