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January 13, 2011
As noted in Part One, winter presents some special challenges for wildlife.  While wild animals are equipped to handle winter, there are some ways we can help out birds and other wildlife.  What you can do to help wildlife in the winter…
January 7, 2011
The Wildlife Center admitted 68 patients for treatment in December 2010.  Half of the patients admitted in December were raptors, including:
  • 9 Red-tailed Hawks
  • 8 Red-shouldered Hawks
  • 6 Eastern Screech Owls
  • 2 Sharp-shinned Hawks and
  • 2 Bald Eagles
January 7, 2011
Date of Admission Patient Number Patient Species Location Found Reason for Admission Injury
December 29, 2010

Earlier this fall, the Wildlife Center rehabilitation staff thought they'd have a fairly empty reptile room this winter -- as of October 1, only three Eastern Box Turtles were recovering and "over-wintering" at the Center. Unfortunately, things did not quiet down for the winter ... with 12 turtles housed in the room now.

Given that turtles are typically hibernating at this time of year ... what happened?

December 23, 2010
Winter can be a tough time for wildlife in much of the United States.  Temperatures are colder … snow can cover up food sources … for some animals that eat insects and certain plants, regular food sources nearly vanish.  So … how do wild animals survive these winter months? Humans adapt to winter weather by hunkering down … travelling to Florida … or putting on extra layers of clothes. Wild animals actually use the three same techniques!

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