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Tucson Wildlife Center announces Annual Fundraising Benefit Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Westin La Paloma Tucson Wildlife Center, Inc, will hold its 11th annual fundraising benefit at the Westin La Paloma on Sunday, March 12, 2023. This Benefit raises critical funds that keep the doors open, to help injured and orphaned wildlife. The Center…

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BEHIND THE SCENES SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Ann Pearson, Volunteer Veterinarian

Dr. Ann Pearson, a long time Tucson veterinarian, first met Tucson Wildlife Center’s Executive Director, Lisa Bates, when they worked together to rescue and treat a pregnant deer that had fallen into a stock tank. Since that time, she has attended TWC’s annual benefit gala and has brought injured wildlife into the Center. “Over the…

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Patient of the Week: 11/18/22

Cactus Wren This little Cactus Wren (Arizona’s state bird) recently found himself in a sticky situation as he wandered onto a glue trap, unable to escape. Luckily, he was discovered and brought to Tucson Wildlife Center. Upon arrival, TWC’s animal care team was able to manage the stress of the bird while carefully removing him…

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Reminder: Millions for Tucson Raffle 2022

Don’t forget! Tucson Wildlife Center is participating in The Jim Click Millions For Tucson Raffle. This is the 13th Click Raffle since 2003, and just one of the many ways Mr. Click has given back to the Tucson Community. When you purchase a raffle ticket(s) from Tucson Wildlife Center, 100% of the proceeds go to…

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Desert Air Market:

Tucson Wildlife Center is honored to be Desert Air Market’s nonprofit beneficiary of their Fall Market this Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the corner of 6th Street and 6th Avenue, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please come visit and check out local artists and small business owners’ displays of their creations.

Release Radar: 11/11/22

Black-crowned Night Herons These two Black-crowned Night Herons are looking healthy as they fly off into the wild. They were brought to Tucson Wildlife Center as dehydrated orphaned nestlings. Found with no nest or adult in sight, they had only minimal down feathers, leaving them helpless and vulnerable to the elements. After spending time at…

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Patient of the Week: 11/04/22

Gray Hawk This beautiful Gray Hawk is being treated at Tucson Wildlife Center after he collided with a car and was stuck in the grille. When a bird collides with a car and gets entangled in the grille, there can be head trauma, broken bones, and lacerations or worse. Luckily for this hawk, he suffered…

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Patient of the Week: Public Service Announcement, 10/28/22

Danger of Snap Traps Recently, Tucson Wildlife Center has seen an increase in wildlife partially trapped in snap traps meant to kill mice and rats. With large teeth and a powerful snap, these traps are meant to kill a rodent instantly. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, and the dying process can take a long time…

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BEHIND THE SCENES SPOTLIGHT: Sarah, Wildlife Care Volunteer

As a seasonal resident escaping Michigan winters, Sarah began volunteering at Tucson Wildlife Center to give back to her adopted community as well as to meet others. “With my love of animals and experience volunteering at an animal shelter in Michigan, TWC was a perfect fit. And, once I made Tucson my year-round home, I…

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Patient of the Week: Chihuahuan Raven

This young Chihuahuan Raven was found on the side of the I-10 freeway near Portal, AZ presumably hit by a car. The raven was grounded and in serious condition with leg paralysis and shock, when it arrived at Tucson Wildlife Center. During treatment and rehabilitation, he struggled to get his legs and feet working again….

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Patient of the Week: Desert Cottontail

This Desert Cottontail … likely fleeing from a predator or searching for a drink … found himself stuck in a swimming pool. Luckily, he was discovered by the homeowner but, unfortunately, he had suffered pool chemical burns on his feet and legs, so he was brought to Tucson Wildlife Center. After treatment, his fur is…

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