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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 ). But unfortunately, there is no foolproof option. This raven was presented to the TWC hospital after experiencing a window strike as a fledgling just starting to fly. Upon arrival, he was diagnosed with spinal trauma and put under close surveillance as slow improvement was seen on a daily basis. As the days pushed on, he gained more mobility, became more alert, and began to grow into an adult. Now on the final leg of his stay at TWC, we are happy to see this his determination to survive and can’t wait to take him back to his territory and family.

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