Wildlife Patient Stories

Vladimir the Turkey Vulture

Behind the Scenes with Vladimir the Turkey Vulture – July 15, 2020 While everyone was sheltering in place the past months, Vladimir, WildCare’s Wildlife Ambassador Turkey Vulture, was doing some…

Famous Osprey Recovering at WildCare

   As you probably know, WildCare doesn’t name our Wildlife Hospital patients (not least because we admit over 3,500 of them a year!) but this fledgling Osprey arrived already…

Baby Gray Fox Survives Cold Water Swim

Rescuer Matt took this video of the fox kit on his family’s swim mat as they waited for transportation to WildCare. The weeks-old Gray Fox kit was probably playing with…

Happy Father’s Day – Raptor Reunite

This young Red-shouldered Hawk toppled from his nest high in a eucalyptus tree during the high winds that hit our region last week. At this age he should be practicing…

Watch for Wildlife!

As Shelter-in-Place Restrictions Lift, Watch for Wildlife! WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital has been incredibly busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. On just one day last week, we admitted 38 animals needing our…

Funny, Blue-eyed baby Crows

At WildCare right now we have 23 orphaned baby American Crows. We just released 12 others. These curious, quizzical, uncoordinated babies are some of our most charming patients.

Tangled Gopher Snakes

It’s not easy being a snake in our neighborhoods, even though snakes actually make great neighbors! Gopher Snakes like these eat primarily rodents, with other small animals and even eggs…

Baby Birds Big and Small at WildCare

Did you know WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital treats over 200 different species of wildlife? During spring and summer’s baby season, we admit over 1,200 baby birds, all needing specialized care for…

Baby Wildlife Sheltering in Place Too

Sheltering in place feels like a new concept for most of us, but wildlife moms do it every spring! From the time her babies are born, until they have grown…

WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital During COVID-19

Despite the dramatic changes to life as we know it due to COVID-19, WildCare’s work continues. If you’ve ever rescued an injured or orphaned wild animal, you know how essential…