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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

  • October 2, 2015

    A Special Surprise: Eastern Screech Owls Rescued and Renested

    Baby eastern screech owls rescued after their nest is destroyed are successfully renested by staffers at South Florida Wildlife Center.

  • August 24, 2015

    SFWC Continues to See High Number of Botulism Cases in Birds

    You’ve probably heard of botulism, and know it’s a dangerous toxin, but did you know that it can affect wildlife? At the South Florida Wildlife Center hospital we’re acutely aware of this as we continue to see a steady stream of ducks and other wild birds suffering from the effects of this neurotoxin, which is caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

  • July 27, 2015

    SFWC Helps a Young Hawk Get Back on His Feet

    Baby birds fall out of their nests. Many times a parent is nearby and they are able to make it back home, a little shaken, but otherwise fine. But other times, for a number of reasons, they have to be rescued. For two baby Red-shouldered Hawks in such a circumstance, South Florida Wildlife Center’s ambulance and skillful staff quickly came to the rescue.

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