A Second Chance for Orphaned Baby Raccoons

By Deborah Robbins Millman via Planet Experts, July 12, 2017 It is morning and most of the raccoons in The South Florida Wildlife Center nursery are still asleep in their hammocks. As animal caregiver Maria Vanegas begins preparing their bottles, a chittering sound, akin to the trilling of the “troublesome” tribbles from Star Trek, swells as they realize food is on … Continue reading A Second Chance for Orphaned Baby Raccoons

Summer 2017 Newsletter

SFWC “News from the Nest” IN THIS ISSUE: Creative Therapy for a Keystone Species| Armadillos–A Naturalized Neighbor | Five Ways You Can Be More Wildlife Conscious | A Limpkin Grows Up | Open Houses| The Peregrine Falcon Returns

Vets Use Electro-Acupuncture To Help Tortoise Recover From Injuries

(By Ted Scouten/CBSMiami) — Veterinarians are employing an unusual technique to help a slower-than-normal tortoise recover from an apparent confrontation with a car. See video here. Someone found the Gopher tortoise with a cracked shell, noticed its painful-looking walk and took it into the South Florida Wildlife Center for treatment. “She probably got hit by a car, maybe … Continue reading Vets Use Electro-Acupuncture To Help Tortoise Recover From Injuries

Helping Wildlife Orphans

Thousands of newborns and newly-hatched animals will need our help… This spring, I’m sure you will see wildlife in all of its glory. You may also see wildlife in need and be frustrated, especially when the lives of newborns and newly-hatched animals appear to be at risk. But South Florida Wildlife Center is here for … Continue reading Helping Wildlife Orphans

Winter 2016 Newsletter

SFWC “News from the Nest” IN THIS ISSUE: Wildlife Releases| New Executive Director | At-Risk Species | Volunteer & Donor Spotlights | Helping the Community Help SFWC | Shop Amazon Smile | Wheels for Wildlife

No Greater Feeling…

Witnessing the release of an animal back into the wild is a thrilling and often life-changing event! There is no greater feeling… The animals’ sense of freedom seems to demonstrate their appreciation for the staff, volunteers, and YOU, who invest in their care, and play a role in returning them to their rightful home. Your … Continue reading No Greater Feeling…

Fall 2016 Newsletter

SFWC “News from the Nest” IN THIS ISSUE: Preventing Hook/Line Injuries | Hook & Line Medical Treatment | Rehabilitation – Flight Cage | Volunteer Spotlight | What Can I Do? | Shop Amazon Smile

Help Wildlife with Hook-and-Line Injuries

It was probably unintentional… an accident. Earlier this year, an injured anhinga was brought to South Florida Wildlife Center with thick fishing line protruding from her mouth. The line was connected to a large hook in the bird’s stomach­­­­­­−one of the largest we have ever seen ingested. Join us in protecting and preserving the indigenous … Continue reading Help Wildlife with Hook-and-Line Injuries

If You Care, Leave It There!

Download Fact Sheet Renesting Baby Squirrels Baby squirrels often fall from their nests during storms or as they become larger than the area can compensate for. If you find a healthy baby squirrel on the ground, please give it a chance for the mother to come back and pick it up. If you care leave … Continue reading If You Care, Leave It There!

Summer 2016 Newsletter

SFWC “News from the Nest” IN THIS ISSUE: Softshell Turtles | Innovative Medical Treatments | Volunteer Spotlight | Rehabilitation & Release | An Investment in Wildlife | Enrichment for Baby Raccoons | Storm Shelter