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  • March 25, 2015

    Pelican With an Injured Wing Makes a Full Recovery at SFWC

    The South Florida Wildlife Center cares for wildlife from all around South Florida. We are incredibly fortunate to have three wildlife rescue ambulances for cases where the injured animal cannot be brought to us or the animal’s condition requires retrieval by an expert in wildlife rescue. Such was the case with an injured pelican brought in by one of our rescue teams after someone reported seeing him in distress.

  • February 26, 2015

    SFWC Helps an Orphaned Flying Squirrel Glide to Recovery

    Growing up can be hard to do, especially if you’re a tiny orphaned flying squirrel. But luckily for this baby squirrel, she found her way into the expert hands of our South Florida Wildlife Center nursery staff.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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