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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

  • 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.

  • June 26, 2015

    SFWC Nursery Handles Large Influx of Baby Opossums

    In the world of wildlife, spring and summer months mean baby season. So, needless to say, our South Florida Wildlife Center nursery has been extremely busy over the past few months.

  • May 19, 2015

    Black-crowned Night-Heron Makes Full Recovery at SFWC

    When a Black-crowned Night-Heron was brought to the SFWC wildlife hospital with a badly injured wing, veterinarians found his treatment especially challenging. Not only would the small size of the fractured bone and the threat of infection from a wound over the fracture complicate healing, there was the additional challenge of ensuring this shy, delicate bird was able to eat and heal despite the stress of captivity.

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