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Patient of the Week: Great Blue Heron

As one of the largest birds that Tucson Wildlife Center rehabilitates, Great blue herons are rare to see, and our staff is always excited to help one out. In this instance, the heron was found near the Kino Sports Complex huddled in some tree growth. Our rescuers were quick on the scene for assistance and…

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Patient of the Week: Great-horned Owl

This majestic owl has gone through a lot over the course of the last several months. He came to Tucson Wildlife Center after a reported collision with a vehicle. Since his initial admission, he has consistently been defensive and alert which is always a good sign going into rehabilitation. This patient was diagnosed with a…

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Patient of the Week: Ring-neck Duck

This waterfowl came to Tucson Wildlife Center after being found near the Pima County Wastewater Plant. He was reported to have potentially been attacked by an avian predator. On arrival, he was diagnosed with a fracture to his right clavicle. His first few days were tricky as he learned how to feed himself in captivity….

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Patient of the Week: Desert Cottontail

With 2021 over, it’s only right to highlight one of Tucson Wildlife Center’s favorite and frequent species as this Desert Cottontail is looking amazing! Admitted to the hospital after being found in a parking lot, this patient was riddled with soft tissue wounds due to a suspected predator attack. Our staff flushed and cleaned all…

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Patient of the Week: Western Screech Owl

As the temperatures start to drop this winter, people across Tucson are breaking out the firewood and turning up the heat. With this being the case, we offer a friendly reminder to always check in your chimney before starting it up. Animals will sometimes fall into or take refuge within the confines of chimneys and…

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Patient of the Week: Gila Monster

This Gila Monster came to Tucson Wildlife Center after being found caught in a snap trap. Upon arrival to TWC, her right front limb was severely swollen. After taking x-rays, she thankfully didn’t have any fractures. It’s been a long road for this patient as she originally had no movement or feeling in her front…

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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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Patient of the Week: Grandpa and Wilma

Thanks to all of the donations of pumpkins and other items from the Tucson community, our Tucson Wildlife Center staff were able to serve many of our animals’ special meals in honor of Thanksgiving. The below pictures are of two of our sanctuary animals. Grandpa, the javelina, and Wilma the bobcat. Both residents are sanctuary…

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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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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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