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Release Radar: Orphaned Rock Squirrels

These five sibling Rock Squirrels got off to a rocky start in life when they were orphaned right after they were born. Luckily, a construction crew discovered them covered in fiberglass, but still alive, under a pool they were constructing and brought them to Tucson Wildlife Center. When they arrived, the squirrel kits still had…

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Patient of the Week: Juvenile Ravens

[Sound on for Video below text] These juvenile Ravens are among many young birds, of varying species, arriving at Tucson Wildlife Center this summer emaciated, and in most cases, suffering from injuries. The long-term drought is testing many bird species’ ability to survive in hotter and drier conditions. Nestlings and fledglings such as these young…

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Patient of the Week: Baby Opossum

This baby opossum was brought to Tucson Wildlife Center after his mother and siblings were hit and killed by a car. Estimated to be about 12 weeks old, he had suffered a head injury. Since arriving at TWC his condition has continued to improve, and we are happy to report that his chances of a…

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BEHIND THE SCENES SPOTLIGHT: Jack, TWC Board Secretary

A mechanical engineer and manager by trade, Jack retired from his last loved position as director of the largest piano restoration facility in Los Angeles in 2014 and moved to Tucson. Already an accomplished pianist, Jack’s first goal in retirement was to challenge himself even further (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpQgHCwpWJ4). But even with this new goal of becoming…

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Patient of the Week: Orphaned Bobcat Kitten

At the beginning of July, Tucson Wildlife Center took in an orphaned bobcat kitten for rehabilitation. This baby bobcat had been discovered by Vail residents in an abandoned, backyard chicken coop. The finders called TWC and were counseled to wait to see if the mother returned. The next morning, they called back to say the…

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BEHIND THE SCENES SPOTLIGHT: Kathy, Wildlife Care Specialist

Kathy considers working at Tucson Wildlife Center literally a dream come true. “Years ago, I had a dream that I was in an attic space and every rafter was filled with owls and hawks.” She began working at TWC as a volunteer in 2017 and became an employee in 2020, now splitting her time between…

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BEHIND THE SCENES SPOTLIGHT: Linda, Volunteer Wildlife Care Specialist

With a life-long love of animals, Linda started volunteering at Tucson Wildlife Center eight years ago, after her mom pointed out an article in the newspaper about local animal rehab centers needing volunteers. She chose TWC because of the variety of animals they accepted, and her one-day-a-week commitment quickly turned into four! As a wildlife…

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Patient of the Week: Young Brown Pelican

With its oversized bill, thin neck, and big body, this brown pelican is a beautiful, social bird. Brought to Tucson Wildlife Center after being discovered on a sidewalk in Green Valley, this young bird was exhausted, underweight, and dehydrated. During the summer, young pelicans can get lost after losing sight of their parents on their…

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Patient of the Week: Striped Skunk Kit

Everything is looking great for this little orphaned skunk. A Wilcox resident brought her to Tucson Wildlife Center after watching her alone in their yard for a time. She will be released back into the wild once capable of surviving on her own. Skunks may have a bad reputation for their smelly spray, but they…

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Patient of the Week: Black-crowned Night Heron

This Black-crowned Night Heron is looking healthy, and has found his barking squawk, after arriving at Tucson Wildlife Center as a dehydrated orphaned nestling. Found near a lake with no nest or adult in sight, the nestling had only minimal down feathers, leaving it helpless and vulnerable to the elements. He has spent his time…

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Patient of the Week: Baby raccoons

Three very lucky baby raccoons were recently rescued and brought to Tucson Wildlife Center, where they will grow up together until old enough to be released back to the wild. The youngest of the three was found on the side of a road where her mom had been killed. This little one was newly born…

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