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.
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South Florida Wildlife Center News
October 31, 2014
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.
September 23, 2014
Fishing is a popular pastime in South Florida, but many people who fish don’t realize their bait may be enticing to more than just the fish. It is a common occurrence for birds to go after a baited hook thinking it is easy food, resulting in them either swallowing the hook or getting injured or tangled up in the hook and line, and many of these birds end up at the South Florida Wildlife Center.
August 25, 2014
Squirrels are known for their impressive climbing ability, thanks in part to their powerful hind legs. They use this talent to gather and store food, as well as avoid predators. Losing the use of their hind legs can prove life-threatening, as was the case for one squirrel who was rescued by a good Samaritan in South Florida at brought to the South Florida Wildlife Center.
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