Wildlife Patient Stories

Orphaned Opossums at WildCare

These baby Virginia Opossums came to WildCare after a very traumatic experience: their mother wandered too close to a road, and was killed by a car. Astonishingly, although not all of…

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First Baby Squirrel of 2024

It’s not exactly unusual for WildCare to admit our first tiny, pink baby squirrel in the month of February, but it’s not the norm either!WildCare admits over 80% of our…

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Pigeon with an Inverted Beak

If you just glance at this pigeon patient in WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital, it looks like he is missing the top part of his beak. However, with a closer look you…

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Red-tailed Hawk

Was this Red-tailed Hawk abducted by aliens? You might think so, seeing the gory things poking out of her chest. Everyone who saw this bird in the Wildlife Hospital immediately…

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Meet Didi the Virginia Opossum

WildCare would like you to meet our newest Wildlife Ambassador, Didi the Virginia Opossum! Didi came to us late last year after being caught by a cat. Although she didn’t have…

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December Baby Raccoon

You’ve likely seen mention of “Wildlife Baby Season” in WildCare emails and stories, referring to the months between about March and August when weather is milder, days are longer, natural…

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Give Wildlife a “Brake”

Why would an owl get hit by a car? As the days get shorter, and even before the clocks fall back, WildCare sees a significant increase in the number of…

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Be Bear Aware!

Early Tuesday morning, June 13, security cameras on a house in San Rafael’s Terra Linda area captured images of a Black Bear nosing through clutter in a side yard. Seeing…

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Entangled Osprey Recovers at WildCare

This Osprey was tangled in fishing line that tethered her to a wharf, just across the bridge from WildCare. A local raptor expert rescued her, and brought her to WildCare’s…

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Keep Halloween Safe for Wildlife

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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