Support WildCare in Honor of Mother’s Day

WildCare Honors Wonderful Moms of All Species

Honor the wonderful moms in your life by making a donation to support WildCare and help us care for orphaned baby animals!

Then send an adorable eCard featuring a wildlife mom and baby to let her know your gift was made!

Donating to support WildCare in honor of Mom is a very special way to say, "I love and appreciate you," while helping the many orphaned wild animals in the Wildlife Hospital right now.

Your donation will help us provide the specialized formula, warmth, nursing nipples and myriad other requirements for raising baby wildlife, and give us the resources we need for all our wildlife patients.

Mallard Duck

Mama Mallard has her job cut out for her as soon as her babies hatch!

Ducklings are born precocial, meaning they can walk, run and even swim very soon after hatching.

The mother Mallard will wait for all of her ducklings to hatch, and then she will lead them off to find water, quacking quietly to keep her fluffy brood in line.

Make way for ducklings!

Orphaned ducklings at WildCare require lots of Romaine lettuce, a warm incubator or brooder to keep them warm, and daily swims in a shallow pool to build their muscles and keep them healthy.


If you've ever had a kitten in your home, you'll appreciate what the mother Bobcat has to deal with! 

Bobcat kittens are rambunctious, playful and mischievous, and a litter can have as many as six kittens.

Baby Bobcats stay with their mother, learning to stalk and pounce on prey for about a year before leaving to find their own territory. 

When we admit an orphaned Bobcat kitten to WildCare, we rush to call our sister wildlife care centers to find another kitten to pair her with. These smart and playful kittens must grow up with other Bobcats to learn the skills they'll need in the wild.

PaganoDan Bobcat Kitten With Mom 1

Virginia Opossum

The Virginia Opossum is North America's only marsupial mammal.

Baby opossums are born at only 11 - 13 days old, and each tiny neonate must make his way up the mother's abdomen and into her pouch (marsupium) where he latches onto a nipple.

The babies stay in the pouch for about two months, until they are old enough to climb out and ride on Mom's back.

This mother opossum and babies arrived at WildCare after she had been hit by a car. The family grew up in care until the babies were old enough to be released. 


PiazzaMelanie Mama Opossum And Babies


Coyotes are wonderful moms (and dads!) and they take the rearing of their pups very seriously. 

Coyotes can have up to seven pups in a litter, and once the pups are weaned, it's a full-time job for both parents to hunt for their rambunctious youngsters. 

Coyotes are affectionate, playful and encouraging with their pups as they learn to play and hunt. 

When a baby coyote is brought to the Wildlife Hospital, we do everything we can to reunite the pup with her family, and it often works!

KesslerJanet Coyote Pup And Parent

Cover photo by Dan Pagano