Meet our new Executive Director: Alessandra Medri

We are delighted to introduce you to Alessandra Medri, the new Executive Director of the South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC)! Alessandra has spent the past 25 years of her professional career as an environmental scientist and animal welfare professional in South Florida. She brings a decades-long commitment to wildlife protection and professional accomplishments in environmental … Continue reading Meet our new Executive Director: Alessandra Medri

Our response to COVID-19

As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to raise concerns, we wanted to assure you that South Florida Wildlife Center will continue to fulfill its commitment to sick and injured wildlife while dealing with reduced staffing and the critical need for social distancing. Our wildlife patients rely on us each day for medical care, food, … Continue reading Our response to COVID-19

Purple Gallinule survived after it was shot with a blow dart in Plantation

“That’s where the dart went in,” said Dr. Renata Schneider from the South Florida Wildlife Center as she pointed to a scabbed spot. “And where my thumb is right here is the bird’s spine, so this patient was very very lucky that the dart went just barely an inch beneath the spine,” she said.

Going to Bat: Conservationists raise orphaned bats to combat mosquito population

(WSVN) – Bats may have a bad rap, but don’t let their scary reputation fool you. Yellow bats are crucial to keeping South Florida’s mosquito population in check, but this year, there has been a surge in sick and orphaned bats.

Injured Turtle Recovering Well After Having Damaged Flipper Amputated

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An injured turtle is getting a second chance thanks to a local wildlife center.

Turtle found in Dania Beach recovering after surgeons pull balloon pieces from intestine

An adult snapping turtle that was found on the side of a Dania Beach road is recovering after surgeons removed pieces of a balloon from its large intestine.

Winding Waters in PBC becomes haven for homeless gopher tortoises

“As their natural habitat in South Florida is being removed for development, we can actually save the population by removing those that are displaced and having them in suitable areas such as this,” said Julie D’Errico, South Florida Wildlife Center rescue and release coordinator.

5 Kittens Rescued After Being Dumped in Sealed Box on Hot Florida Day

On July 21, a 90-plus-degree day, the South Florida Wildlife Center got a shocking delivery: an unknown individual dumped a sealed styrofoam box containing five live kittens outside the facility.

Like you, we cannot comprehend how people could do such a thing to defenseless creatures

Every month, South Florida Wildlife Center treats animals deliberately injured by people who simply left them to suffer after inflicting the grievous wounds. Just this month, our rescue team brought in a young Egyptian goose who had been shot through the neck with an arrow.  

Baby Least Terns Displaced By Bad Weather Being Nursed Back To Health

SFWC is caring for two baby Least Terns after they were displaced by the bad weather over the weekend. The Least Tern is listed by the state as a threatened species.