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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: Gopher Snake

This Gopher Snake has been quite the survivor before coming to Tucson Wildlife Center. He was discovered in a backyard with a kink in his body and brought into TWC where he was evaluated and found to have soft tissue damage and a broken rib. Thankfully, after two weeks in rehabilitation, he has shown improvement…

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Patient of the Week: Desert Cottontails

In the spirit of Easter coming up this Sunday, our patients of the week are these Desert Cottontails. This species is the most common species of rabbit found in the Sonoran Desert. Other closely related species include Black-tailed Jackrabbits and Antelope Jackrabbits. Jackrabbits are often confused with cottontails especially at young ages as the differences…

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Update: Patient of the Week: Gila Monster

Mentioned in a previous post, this beautiful, native to Arizona, Gila Monster came to Tucson Wildlife Center after she had been caught in a snap trap meant for rodents. Upon arrival, her right front limb was severely swollen but, luckily, not fractured. It has been a long road for recovery for this patient, as she…

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Patient of the Week: Common Raven

Earlier this month, Tucson Wildlife Center admitted this raven after being found on the ground not able to fly. Coming all the way from Sierra Vista, one of our amazing TWC volunteers was willing to help with transporting the raven to our hospital. Upon arrival, the reason behind her not flying was clear as she…

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Patient of the Week: Snow Goose

While Tucson hasn’t gotten any snow this winter season, we still get the opportunity to see beautiful migratory animals that are more accustomed to it. In turn, sometimes they get themselves into precarious situations which was the case for this Snow Goose. He was found near a lake in east Tucson caught in fishing line…

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Patient of the Week: Barn Owl

At Tucson Wildlife Center, we rehabilitate owls of all kinds such as Great-horned Owls and Western Screech Owls which are the most common patients we see.  On the flip side, TWC has also helped out species such as Elf Owls, Burrowing Owls, and other lesser seen species of the family.  This beautiful Barn Owl sits…

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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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