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  • 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.

  • September 23, 2014

    Double-crested Cormorant Saved from Fish Hook Injury at SFWC

    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

    Gray Squirrel Regains Use of Hind Legs with Innovative Treatment at the SFWC

    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.

  • July 28, 2014

    SFWC Rescues Mottled Ducklings from Storm Drain

    The South Florida Wildlife Center’s rescue team works daily with the South Florida community to rescue wildlife from life-threatening situations. One of the more frequent calls the team receives is to help orphaned or injured ducklings. Because the climate is so mild in South Florida, baby season extends well beyond springtime, so ducklings are frequent year-round visitors to the SFWC veterinary center.

  • June 26, 2014

    House Resolution in Support of Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers Praised

    The Humane Society of the United States praised the introduction of a Congressional resolution recognizing the important role experienced and accredited wildlife rehabilitation centers play in caring for native wildlife in communities across the country.

  • June 26, 2014

    SFWC Saves Opossum Family

    When a local resident found a weak and thin opossum mother and babies, she quickly brought them to the South Florida Wildlife Center for treatment. Thankfully, it was just in the nick of time.

  • June 3, 2014

    American White Pelican Finds Help

    A sick American White Pelican is found by a concerned citizen and brought to South Florida Wildlife Center. Thanks to the quick action of our veterinarians, the bird was able to recover and was released back into the wild.

  • April 21, 2014

    Raccoon Saved from Deadly Trap

    A female raccoon was found with one of her legs caught in a steel-jawed trap. SFWC cared for her and now she's healthy and back in the wild.

  • March 24, 2014

    Goose Shot With Arrow Finds Home

    Les was found in 2012 with an arrow shot through his wing. After receiving care at South Florida Wildlife Center, he finally found an adoptive home.

  • February 24, 2014

    Tangled Pelican Rescued

    A pelican dangles from a tree in South Florida, but visiting students call the right authorities to make sure she is rescued. She is now on her way to good health at South Florida Wildlife Center.

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