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South Florida Wildlife Center's mission is to protect wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation, and education. We serve the tri-county area of Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade.


URGENT! If you have found injured or orphaned wildlife in South Florida, call 954-524-4302 or 866-SOS-WILD.

 

Saving Lives at the South Florida Wildlife Center

With over 60 employees and hundreds of active volunteers, the SFWC admits over 12,000 animals annually—about 255 different species of wildlife—and gives them their best chance for full recovery.

SFWC Media Coverage

SFWC provides critical care for critically injured turtle »
Great horned owl cared for by SFWC »
SFWC rescues goose shot with an arrow »
SFWC in the Sun Sentinel »
WLRN's coverage of SFWC's work »

 

South Florida Wildlife Center News

  • January 28, 2015

    Great Blue Heron Regains Flight after Major Surgery at SFWC

    This past fall, one of our wildlife rescue ambulances brought in a Great Blue Heron with a severe trauma to one of his wings. It was a worrisome case, not only because of the extent of the injury—the bone was exposed—but also because it was unclear whether the bird would be able to fly again.

  • November 24, 2014

    Brown Booby Makes Full Recovery at SFWC

    The South Florida Wildlife Center is equipped with several rescue ambulances to assist with wildlife rescues around South Florida. A few months ago, our team was dispatched to a fishing pier where some lifeguards had found what they thought was an injured Brown Pelican. But it turned out to be a much more surprising rescue than that when it turned out to be a Brown Booby.

  • October 31, 2014

    A Young Woodpecker Takes Flight Thanks to the SFWC

    Pileated woodpeckers are one of the most distinct forest birds in North America. As large as crows, with a bold white stripe down their neck and a flaming red crest, their unique look is hard to miss. Like all woodpeckers, they hunt for food by drilling holes in tree trunks and need to be very adept at flying between, climbing and gripping onto trees. So when a young pileated woodpecker was brought into the South Florida Wildlife Center with broken tail feathers and nails, we were concerned about his ability to feed and fend for himself.

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