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Patient of the Week: Desert Mud Turtle

In the Sonoran Desert, it’s a rare sight to see certain native species as we’re so accustomed to a dry and harsh climate. However, this previous monsoon season offered many different species that we normally don’t see. That was the case with this Desert Mud Turtle as he was found in the road near Vail…

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The Jim Click Millions for Tucson Raffle

Raffle ticket time is almost at a close, have you gotten yours yet? The Jim Click Automotive Team is presenting a new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport to the entire community to be used as the featured prize in our ongoing effort to raise millions of dollars for non-profit organizations in Southern Arizona. With your $25…

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Patient of the Week: Red-tailed Hawk

This hawk has been through a whole lot to get to Tucson Wildlife Center. He was found near the Fantasy Island bike trail on the east side of Tucson unable to fly. Upon presentation to TWC staff, they found the patient had a hemorrhage of the right eye and a wound that went completely through…

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Giving Tuesday

Save the Date! Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30, 2021. What is Giving Tuesday? Recognized around the world, it is the International Day of Generosity. What are ways you can help?  Besides giving to your favorite nonprofit organizations, such as Tucson Wildlife Center, you can smile at a stranger, or help a neighbor out.   Every little…

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Patient of the Week: Common Poorwill

This Common Poorwill was brought into Tucson Wildlife Center after being spotted on the ground and unable to fly away. It’s common to find poorwills and birds similar to them (nighthawks and nightjars) on the ground as they commonly nest in open brush areas. Upon arrival to TWC, this patient was diagnosed with subcutaneous emphysema…

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Patient of the Week: Spotted Skunk

This adorable spotted skunk came into Tucson Wildlife Center after being found caught in a rodent T-rex trap that had a hold of the animal’s right front paw. Upon arrival to TWC, he was released from the trap and, thankfully, no fractures were noted when looking at x-rays. However, this patient’s two middle digits were…

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National Veterinary Technician week

THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL VET TECHS! It is National Veterinary Technician week and all of us at Tucson Wildlife Center are so grateful for our three veterinary technicians on our staff. Our vet techs come early and stay late to care for all the wildlife that comes through our doors. They help the veterinarians…

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Patient of the Week: Black-Crowned Night Heron

A fledgling at the time, this heron was found near Reid Park after being sighted with what appeared to be head trauma. After being brought to Tucson Wildlife Center, she was diagnosed with soft tissue wounds to the head. Staff at TWC quickly set her on a rehab path as her wounds were tended to…

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Patient of the Week: Harris’s Hawk

This Harris’s Hawk was found after falling into a citizen’s pool and exhibiting a lack of motor function. Upon being presented to Tucson Wildlife Center, our staff found the reason for this strange behavior was due to the bird having tick paralysis. This was most likely caused by rodent prey being brought into the nest…

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Sharing an Endorsement

Tucson Wildlife Center receives help in so many ways, like in donations, both monetary and in-kind donations.  But another way that we receive help is by word of mouth and by people sharing all that we do.  Follow the link below to read what one Tucson City Council member has to say about us.  We…

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Tucson Classics Car Show Raffle

The 2021 Tucson Classis Car Show (TCCS) is happening on Saturday October 16, 2021.  Raffle tickets are being sold in which you can win the grand prize of a brand-new Corvette C8 (or $50,000 cash) or 5 other prizes. Part of the proceeds from the $10 Raffle ticket, not only goes towards Tucson Wildlife Center…

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