Wildlife Patient Stories

Skunk with a Jar on His Head

 Photos and video by Melanie Piazza Ah, the sweet smell of strawberry jam. If you're a hungry skunk, that scent would be very hard to resist! This skunk must...

Bobcat Kittens Rescued by Caring Neighbors

It was the last thing she expected to find in her backyard. But when a San Anselmo homeowner began pulling out her overgrown ivy, she uncovered a tiny bobcat kitten...

Orphaned Raccoons All Grown Up

Watch these young raccoons return to the wild in the video above! The release team set up the camera, opened the kennels and then backed off to watch the fun....

How to Deter Wild Turkeys

Photo by Chris Coughlin Late fall is the time of year that WildCare's Living with Wildlife Hotline 415-456-7283 sees a spike in the number of calls...

Dark Nights = Danger to Wildlife

This Northern Saw-whet Owl was clipped by a car and injured his wing. Here he is recovering in the Wildlife Hospital, wearing a wing wrap. Photo...

Keep Halloween Safe for Wildlife

The horror of entanglement This photo was taken by Dave Stapp of the Marin Humane Society right before he rescued the owl. The owl make a...

Tired Raptors Falling from the Skies

Migrating raptors are dropping out of the skies! Every October, WildCare's Wildlife Hospital admits at least a dozen first-year hawks that aren't quite strong enough to handle their migrations. Help...

Migratory Songbirds at WildCare

It has been a busy past few weeks in WildCare's Birdroom! This Nashville Warbler was rescued by a whale-watching boat far out from the coast. He...

Late-Season Baby Opossums and Squirrels

Normally at WildCare, summer's wildlife "baby season" should be finished by now. But just this week we've admitted three eyes-closed baby squirrels and the tiny baby opossums to the right!...

Baby Jackrabbit Found on the Trail

Watch our baby jackrabbit getting her morning feeding! This little hare chooses an unusual position for her feedings with her head back. She's not being restrained-- this is how she...