November 20, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
July 15, 2013
A red-tailed hawk with singed feathers was emaciated and sick when he arrived at South Florida Wildlife Center. With the help of donor feathers, he is flying again and will soon be ready for release.