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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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Patient of the Week: Cooper’s Hawk Fledglings

As summer heats up in Tucson, the rising temperatures are causing trouble for a lot of the wildlife, especially the babies. Phones at the Tucson Wildlife Center have been ringing off the hook with people concerned about animals in the heat. A lot of those calls have been about Cooper’s Hawk fledglings. Cooper’s Hawks typically…

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Patient of the Week: Coyote Pups

A property owner in Tubac found this injured female coyote pup off a side road by the highway and called Tucson Wildlife Center late after hours. Our rescuer Justin drove all the way to Tubac in the night. He captured the small coyote and brought her back to TWC. Our medical folks worked on the…

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Patient of the Week: Ladder-backed Woodpecker – Nestling

This baby Ladder-backed Woodpecker was brought to Tucson Wildlife Center three weeks ago as an underweight orphan whose nest or mother could not be located. Covered in down with a few feathers, and not yet able to fly, he was unable to survive outside the safety of his nest. While not physically injured, the nestling…

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Patient of the Week: Nestling Great Horned Owl

This nestling great horned owl was rescued by firefighters from the Sierra Vista Fire Department on the evening of May 10th during the San Rafael Fire. Firefighters were investigating an area of burning oaks when they spotted a small head poking out from a tree. The owlet launched himself from the tree as if to…

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Patient Timeline: Baby Barn Owls

Tucson Wildlife Center – Patient Timeline Tucson Wildlife Center received these baby barn owls on March 30th after they were found between bales of hay in a truck that was making a delivery to Tucson. They received treatment and nourishment, and by mid-April, they were placed with our resident Barn Owls, Nono and Val, who…

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Patient of the Week: Raccoons

This holiday season, these young raccoons are sticking together as a family. Upon arrival to Tucson Wildlife Center, it was determined they were orphaned as they were cold, dehydrated, and so young that their teeth hadn’t even come in. Over the weeks, they have been watched closely making sure they get everything they need as…

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