Wildlife Patient Stories

Three Baby Great Horned Owls Back with Their Families

Story by Maggie Rufo It’s Baby Season for Hawks and Owls! In the space of two weeks, three Great Horned Owlets arrived at WildCare. All three had fallen from their…

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How to Tell If a Fawn Needs Help — The Five Cs

*** If you see a fawn you suspect may need help, please call WildCare’s Hotline at 415-456-7283 immediately.*** *** Please do NOT leave a comment here if you need urgent…

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First Baby Skunks at WildCare

Something must have happened to the mother of the baby Striped Skunk in the video above and his siblings. At this age, approximately 5 – 6 weeks old, baby skunks…

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Orphaned Opossums at WildCare

Although tube-feeding these baby opossums is a good way to get them the nutrition they need, getting them to lap their formula on their own would be even better! Watch…

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Tiny Orphaned Squirrels at WildCare

Wild Babies Need Trees — Maybe Even Yours! It may be only February, but wildlife Baby Season has already begun! WildCare admitted the first tiny, pink baby squirrels of the…

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Muddy Skunk at WildCare

February is the peak of skunk mating season in Northern California, which means skunks are very active right now. At this time of year, the odds of us or our…

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Golden Eagle at WildCare

[row] [column large=12 align=middle][/column][/row] Seeing a Golden Eagle, the largest bird of prey in North America, is a heart-stopping experience. Seeing one close-up is even more thrilling. But seeing one…

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Unusual Birds at WildCare

Bufflehead and Virginia Rail Winter is considered the “off season” in the Wildlife Hospital because, well, it’s the opposite of “baby season.” Baby season happens in spring and summer, and…

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Rescued Baby Opossums

Thirteen year old Claire was walking to school when she noticed an opossum lying on the side of the road. Being an animal lover, Claire went over to investigate. To…

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Common Murres

Starving seabirds receive help at WildCare In 2014, WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital admitted a total of 34 Common Murres– a black and white seabird native to our area, but rarely seen…

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