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Patient of the Week: Common Raven

At Tucson Wildlife Center (TWC), one of the most common causes for admission is when birds fly into windows. There are ways to combat this problem such as putting screens and decals over the windows as a deterrent (see the rescue FAQ page https://tucsonwildlife.com/rescue-faq/ ). But unfortunately, there is no foolproof option. This raven was…

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Patient of the Week: Arizona Grey Squirrel

This cute Arizona Grey Squirrel came to Tucson Wildlife Center down from Ramsey Canyon in Hereford, AZ. This patient was presented to TWC as cold, dehydrated, and orphaned.  After being treated for suspected hypothermia, this young squirrel has made quite the turnaround!  It is displaying the ability to self-feed and is becoming more bright and…

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Patient of the Week: Javelina

This juvenile javelina was spotted in Marana after unfortunately getting hit by a car. After citizens notified Tucson Wildlife Center about the situation, a rescue team was sent out to sedate, capture, and bring her to the hospital for examination. After a successful rescue, this patient was presented with head trauma, bruises, abrasions, and soft…

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Patient of the Week: Sonoran Opossum

Coming all the way from Nogales, AZ, this Sonoran opossum was found alone along the US side of the border. After being brought to Tucson Wildlife Center, this patient was treated for severe dehydration and flea infestation. Over the time spent in rehab, this male opossum has improved exponentially as he’s gotten better and grown…

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Patient of the Week: Swainson’s Hawk

It’s all about distance when it comes to this patient. This hawk was found 80 miles away in Pearce, Arizona as a fledgling. Due to the monsoons, the tree where this hawk’s nest was fell into a flooding stream. Thankfully, a citizen noticed and was able to get the bird to Tucson Wildlife Center where…

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PATIENT OF THE WEEK: Sonoran Desert Toad

During this monsoon season, the Tucson area has been highlighted with all kinds of green, whether it be the beautiful and sprawling vegetation or the eye-popping reptiles and amphibians that come out to enjoy this weather. This Sonoran Desert Toad was doing just that when it had an encounter with an unknown predator that resulted…

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Patient of the Week: Regal Horned Lizard

Also known as a Horny Toad, this beautiful lizard was brought into Tucson Wildlife Center after being caught by a dog. After examination, our veterinary staff identified that the lizard had a fracture to its skull. In rehab, this lizard has its head bandaged and is making slow progress in mending its injury. Hopefully, this…

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Patient of the Week: Juvenile Raccoon

After experiencing inhumane and cruel treatment, this raccoon is making slow but strong progress in healing her wounds. Found with her head and all four limbs bound by tape, this patient is now eating, drinking, and growing more energetic each day. We hope her progress continues to improve during her rehabilitation at Tucson Wildlife Center….

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Patient of the Week: Orphaned Anna’s Hummingbird

After losing its mother and sibling, this nestling hummingbird, thought to have little chance of survival, has successfully developed into a young adult and has been recently released by Tucson Wildlife Center staff. Seeing the progress this little one made is truly extraordinary due to the fact that newborns rarely survive without their mother which…

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Albino Dove release

When you release a beautiful Albino Dove, you set it in some open scrub brush and step way back to watch what it does.  At first, it looks around and adjusts itself.  Then it turns and looks at you as if to say, “really…I’m free now?”  Standing up tall now, it slowly turns away and…

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Amazon Prime Day

And giving through Amazon.Smile Amazon shoppers! Amazon Prime Day is June 21-22. When shopping Amazon Smile via Amazon Prime, don’t forget to choose the Tucson Wildlife Center as your charity. Your shopping goes towards our mission of helping the injured and orphaned wildlife around southern Arizona.

All in the Family

A white-nosed coatimundi and a young raccoon are temporarily at home at Tucson Wildlife Center while under observation for rabies. Both are members of the same family Procyonids that includes Raccoons, Coati’s and Ringtails.  Rabies is a deadly virus, transmitted through the bite and saliva of an infected animal.  The coati was cornered by 2…

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