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  • January 21, 2014

    Owl Chick Reunited with Family

    A great horned owl chick falls from high up in a tree and is brought to South Florida Wildlife Center for care. After a successful attempt at re-nesting, she's safe and back with her owl family.

  • November 20, 2013

    A Long Way From Home

    On their way to South America, two Cory's Shearwaters arrived in South Florida sick and debilitated. Thanks to a quick rescue, they are now recovering at South Florida Wildlife Center.

  • November 1, 2013

    Migratory Birds Get Back on Track

    South Florida Wildlife Center

    The South Florida Wildlife Center celebrated the release of three migratory birds who were rescued and rehabilitated after suffering injuries from flying into windows.

  • October 21, 2013

    Expert Knowledge Saves Owl

    A Burrowing Owl with a severe wing injury arrives at South Florida Wildlife Center. Most times, an injury of this type would be reason for euthanasia. But SFWC experts step in to make sure he is treated and can return to the wild.

  • October 11, 2013

    Victory Announced in Three Year Effort to End Cruelty of Bear Baying

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

    Six bears who had been used in “bear baying” competitions arrived safely at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keensburg, Colo. this week. The move comes as the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has publicly stated that they will not issue any new permits for the private possession of black bears, putting an end to this cruel practice.

  • September 26, 2013

    SFWC Saves Pregnant Raccoon

    After a near-fatal collision with a motorcycle, a pregnant raccoon was rescued and received lifesaving surgery at South Florida Wildlife Center. She was released in time to give birth to her babies in the wild.

  • September 16, 2013

    Non-Native Species Ready for Adoptive Homes

    Many non-native bird species flourish in south Florida, which can harm the ecosystem. Injured and orphaned non-native wildlife often end up at South Florida Wildlife Center, who will not release them back into the wild. The center is looking for people adopt these animals.

  • August 23, 2013

    Orphaned Bats Teach About Species

    People tend to have a negative opinion of bats. South Florida Wildlife Center is currently caring for juvenile Northern Yellow Bats, a common species in south Florida, and seeks to change that perception.

  • August 19, 2013

    Injured Black Skimmer Gets a New Home

    Shorebirds like the black skimmer and least terns are resorting to building nests on top of buildings rather than Florida’s beaches due to increasingly busy shores. Although rooftops provide flat, deserted space with no ground predators, flightless chicks fall off the roof tops leaving them severely injured.

  • August 3, 2013

    Bird Aviary Mimics Nature

    Staff and volunteers retrofit an aviary to accommodate various bird species who each have special needs for their habitats. With successful and thorough rehabilitation, the birds can be released to exhibit their natural instincts in the wild.

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