Wildlife Patient Stories

Dealing with Avian Influenza in the Wildlife Hospital

Watch our team weigh and test one of 12 newly-admitted Mallard ducklings in the video above! You may be wondering about the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (AKA “Bird Flu” or…

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Baby Great Horned Owl Fallen From Nest

Just as Wildlife Baby Season starts, the recent chain of historically powerful storms in our region has caused an unprecedented number of downed trees – many of them host to…

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Tiny Baby Brush Rabbit in Care at WildCare

Jackrabbits, despite having the word “rabbit” in their name, are actually hares and give birth to precocial young. This means baby jackrabbits open their eyes and can run and jump…

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First Baby Squirrels of 2023

When the first baby squirrels arrive at WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital in mid-February, we know it’s going to be a busy Baby Season.Usually we admit our first tiny, pink baby squirrels…

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Rat Caught By a Glue Trap

Rat #0925 arrived at WildCare helplessly stuck to a glue trap.  The homeowner had set the trap for this very purpose– to catch a rat, but witnessing the cruel and…

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Cedar Waxwing Recovers at WildCare

Migratory Songbirds and Windows This Cedar Waxwing was brought to WildCare after being found on the ground. Cedar Waxwings are migratory songbirds that travel in large flocks. Their high-pitched whistling…

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Rain-Soaked Patients at WildCare

Relentless heavy rain takes its toll on wildlife! If we all feel a little tired of being damp after 11+ days of storms, imagine being outside, wearing only feathers or…

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Compost Raccoon Recovers at WildCare

San Rafael homeowners found this young female raccoon, wet, cold and shivering, in their compost bin after a rainy and stormy night. She must have scented something edible in the…

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Great Horned Owl Tangled in Soccer Net

Almost every autumn, WildCare admits one or two Great Horned Owls that have gotten tangled in soccer nets.This happens to young birds that are still developing their hunting skills. The…

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HPAI Detected in Canada Goose at WildCare

In mid-October, WildCare admitted a Canada Goose from Corte Madera with vision problems.The bird had wandered into an intersection, where the crossing guard on duty attempted to escort him across…

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