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Thanks for Supporting Our Cause

Thank you for helping all the wildlife get a fighting chance.  Thank You for your Support You made double the impact this Arizona Gives Day!! THANK YOU!! #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is…

Bodacious Bubba turns 20🎂

Crazy as it may sound, all animals have an uncanny awareness of their surroundings and the actions of people and other wildlife around them.Take for instance Bubba, a great horned…

Black Vulture Brings Back Memories of Egor

The arrival of a black vulture, a victim of lead toxicosis, brought back memories of a long-time resident and former educational vulture named Egor. For the volunteers and employees of…

Captivating Kestrels Rebounding

In the world of raptors few if any can rival the the beauty of America’s smallest member of the Falcon family, the American kestrel. Fierce and determined hunters, kestrels need…

From Tucson Wildlife Center, by Kathy Carter

It’s Tucson’s Spring when snowballs fall. From tallest heights of towering palms, and Sycamore, Eucalyptus and Piñon Pine.For up above in crowded nests, young owlets, Cooper’s, and Red Tails grow…

Survival of the Fittest

An injured greater sandhill crane is recovering at Tucson Wildlife Center after surgery to repair two broken bones in its right wing. Spotted in mid January, the crane evaded capture…

Getting the Lead Out

If you are one of Nature’s clean up crew, a turkey vulture, you are picky about what you eat.  Freshly dead meat, between one and three days dead is preferred. Birds…

Newsworthy Red-tailed Hawk Recovering

A red-tailed hawk found on the highway and rescued by a benevolent citizen is recovering at Tucson Wildlife Center. The hawk, cold, covered in snow and dazed suffered a severe…

There’s No Place Like Home

Recently we shared the successful recovery and release of a peaceful javelina named Fridita.  We’re happy to report thanks to  follow up by her benefactor, that Fridita has reunited with her…

A Stitch in Time

When a Tucson couple saw an injured long-nosed snake moving slowly in their yard they decided an intervention was needed. They carefully placed him in a covered box and drove…

Keep Them Humming Along

Did you know there are 300 species of Hummingbirds in the world and 27 species visit and breed within the U.S.A.? Arizona and the southwestern border is home to 13…

Naked and Afraid

Naked and Afraid is much more than a reality show on television. It is a reality for one juvenile, male coyote suffering from mange and rescued by Animal Experts. They…

Car Trouble

It is estimated that between 50 to 340 million birds are killed annually by vehicles in the US.   Perched on fences and telephone poles lining the nation’s roads, opportunistic birds…

Tucson Wildlife Center Sights Rare Bird

Living in one of the most bio-diverse regions of the United States brings some unexpected guests our way. While a TWC staff member was searching for suitable habitat for our…

The Sweet Smell of Success!

Whether the little female hooded skunk arrived  in a customer’s vehicle or is living in the area, a sharp-eyed employee at an in-town auto shop spotted her running from one vehicle…

Peaceful Javelina Goes Home.

Adult javelinas are generally known for being surly and aggressive, sometimes more so if injured and in pain. Because they have poor long-distance eyesight, one cannot be too cautious, and…

Nearly 4,800 wild animals rescued

We are so proud of our small staff and nearly 200 volunteers as they care for hundreds of animals during COVID-19 and the hottest, busiest time of the year. So…

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