Wildlife Patient Stories

Great Horned Owlet Returns to His Parents’ Care

This baby Great Horned Owl fell from his nest during high winds. Fortunately he was uninjured, so we activated the Raptor Reunite Team to return him to his owl parents’ care!

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Opossum Opocalypse April 2022

If you like fun vocabulary words, you’ll probably enjoy knowing that a group of opossums is called a “passel.”At WildCare this month, we have far exceeded a passel of opossums.…

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17 Ducklings and a Baby Jackrabbit

At the Wildlife Hospital, just like in the media, the weeks leading up to the Easter holiday are filled with baby bunnies, ducklings and chicks.The difference, of course, is that…

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Meet Some of the First Babies of 2022

Wildlife Baby Season has begun at WildCare! On Tuesday alone, we admitted 28 individual animal patients, most of them orphaned babies.WildCare admits over 3,500 animal patients a year, and 80%…

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Barn Owls Rescued from Roller Disco

Barn Owls Trapped in Roller Disco When these Barn Owls were spotted, seemingly grooving to the funky beat up in the rafters at the Church of 8 Wheels, a roller…

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Skunk Caught in Elevator Recovers at WildCare

This Striped Skunk was rescued after being stuck inside an elevator shaft for at least three days!

Homeowners called for help to remove what they assumed was a dead skunk from their residential elevator shaft.

Imagine the Marin Humane officer’s surprise when he opened the panel and spotted the poor skunk not just alive, but hanging upside down from his tail caught in the elevator mechanism!

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Storm and Flood at WildCare

Late Saturday night, October 23, a major storm system moved into Northern California, bringing with it heavy winds and an absolutely astonishing amount of rain.In what the National Weather Service…

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Cold, Wet Animals Admitted to WildCare

If you live somewhere other than the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not be familiar with our “Mediterranean climate.” We have rainy winters and dry summers, and it’s not…

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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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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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