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Long-eared owl makes incredible recovery

This beautiful, rarely seen Long-eared owl arrived at Tucson Wildlife Center extremely thin and dehydrated with cactus thorns embedded in his feathers and body. After carefully removing the thorns from his soft feathers, he spent a few weeks in rehabilitation to regain his strength. Once he had gained weight and was healthy, he was released…

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Bobcats: More Than your Average Cat

The Tucson Wildlife Center rescues and rehabilitates several bobcats every year. We have four adults that are permanent residents. Wilbur is our mascot and because of a medical condition cannot be released. Wilma is his companion. The remaining residents, Ruby and Bisbee are surrogate mothers to the kittens that arrive at the facility every year….

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Possums or Opossums?

Recently Tucson Wildlife Center received a call from a concerned citizen who found mother opossum who had died, her six babies still clinging to her body. One of the babies had a minor tail injury, but all were otherwise healthy. They are thriving in our care. If you look closely at the adorable pictures, you…

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Caring for Owl Nestlings

Tucson Wildlife Center has taken in four fuzzy-looking, white Great Horned Owl nestlings in the last week. The unusually high temperatures earlier in March, seen only in mid-May, have caused parasites to hatch two months early and attack the nestlings, forcing them to bail out of their nests to escape, said Lisa Bates, Founder and…

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Two baby Javelina being cared for by Tucson Wildlife Center

Two baby javelina, just days old, are being cared for at Tucson Wildlife Center after well-meaning people took them from their herd. The babies were left behind after dogs scared away their herd. Instead of leaving the area with their dogs so the herd could return for the babies, the people picked up the baby…

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Two Little Spotted Skunks come into Care

Arizona is home to four different skunk species. The most common, and the one most people are familiar is the striped skunk. We also have the hooded skunk, the hog nose skunk and the seldom seen spotted skunk.Recently Tucson Wildlife Center received into care two adorable Western spotted skunk babies! Like all skunk species, spotted…

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Orphans find help at TWC

Typically one thinks of spring as the time for a wildlife baby boom, but in the last couple of weeks, Tucson Wildlife Center has taken in five orphaned or displaced baby animals that could not be returned to their parents in the wild. Last week Tucson Wildlife Center took in a bobcat kitten  found by…

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Baby Bat comes into care at Tucson Wildlife Center

a-Da-Da-Da-Dada-Bat Baby!! A few week ago,TWC received into care,a small,naked,,blind little bat..Now that he’s a bit older,and has those amazing EARS,we’ve discovered he’s an adorable baby Pallid Bat!!Pallid bats are considered a common species (although this is the first I’ve seen!) throughout the West,up the coastline,and up into Canada.Those huge ears help them find their…

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Coyote Euthanized after being found shot on the East side

TUCSON –The young coyote who was found last week in an Eastside neighborhood with gunshot injuries has died, according to Tucson Wildlife Center. On June 28, a concerned resident called Arizona Game and Fish Department on Tuesday to report an injured coyote at the corner of North Tanque Verde Loop Road and East Speedway Boulevard….

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Reward offerred for information on Wounded Coyote

Supporters of the Tucson Wildlife Center are offering a reward for information that leads to the person responsible for shooting a coyote in a residential area near North Tanque Verde Loop Road and East Speedway Boulevard. According to a news release, a concerned resident called the Arizona Game and Fish Department on Tuesday, June 28,…

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