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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 concussion from impact with a vehicle. It spent the evening with its rescuer before being brought to the center for medical attention. X-rays showed an…

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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 family herd.  Although the property owner had never seen the herd prior to reaching out to Tucson Wildlife Center for help, the day Fridita was…

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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 to Tucson Wildlife Center’s hospital for help. Long-nosed snakes are harmless, non-venomous constrictors, that feed on small animals such as rodents. This snake arrived with…

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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 species, the most species of any stateEven though most migrate farther south for winter, the cold temperatures has increased the number of concerned citizens calling…

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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 knew just where to bring him, Tucson Wildlife Center. Mange is a skin disease caused by an infestation of microscopic parasitic mites. All mammals, birds,…

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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 hunt and scavenge for food to feed mates, nestlings, and themselves.  As spring approaches, birds and mammals are nest building and mating. Fledgling birds that…

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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 releases, she sighted a rare bird for our region, the northern jacana. A tropical bird from Mexico, western Panama, Cuba, and the Caribbean, the northern…

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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 into the hood of another. When temperatures drop it’s not uncommon for wildlife to curl up under car hoods for warmth.  The shop’s manager immediately…

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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 far, Tucson Wildlife Center has rescued close to 4,800 wild animals, far surpassing last year’s total of 4,060 for the entire year. We could not…

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5 activities you can do this summer to help wildlife

1. Clean your feeders! With temperatures over 100 degrees, hummingbird feeders should be cleaned every day and bird seed feeders weekly to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria. Scrub out each part of your feeder with hot, soapy water, rinse thoroughly, and fill with fresh nectar or seed. For more thorough cleaning of seed…

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The Bighorn Fire and wildlife

The Bighorn Fire and wildlife Like the Aspen Fire of 2003, the Bighorn Fire is mostly inaccessible. There are no roads… and the landscape is very rugged; from the shrubs that are down lower, to the pines that are up higher. Tucson Wildlife Center followed the “Hotshots”, and the local firefighters, every day for 30…

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Prevent birds from crashing into your windows

Some birds crash into windows after mistaking their reflections for another bird. Some, like Cooper’s hawks, will chase birds into windows to injure their prey. Others simply don’t see the glass. Make your windows safer with these tips: Release your inner artist by using non-toxic Tempera paint or exterior tape to create patterns and images…

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