Skunk with a Jar on His Head

 Photos and video by Melanie Piazza Ah, the sweet smell of strawberry jam. If you’re a hungry skunk, that scent would be very hard to resist! This skunk must have tried to reach the last remnants of jam at … Continued

Orphaned Raccoons All Grown Up

Watch these young raccoons return to the wild in the video above! The release team set up the camera, opened the kennels and then backed off to watch the fun. Once the young raccoons had made their way into the … Continued

How to Deter Wild Turkeys

Late fall is the time of year that WildCare’s Living with Wildlife Hotline 415-456-7283 sees a spike in the number of calls about Wild Turkeys. Probably the main reason for this is that all of this year’s young turkeys have … Continued

Dark Nights = Danger to Wildlife

With Daylight Savings Time ending, more cars will be on the road in the dark, and fragile wildlife is directly in their path. Animals don’t know we’ve moved our clocks back, and their habits don’t change. But suddenly our busiest … Continued

Keep Halloween Safe for Wildlife

The horror of entanglement Every year WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital treats dozens of patients for entanglement injuries. Some of the entanglements are Halloween-related, like the little Screech Owl caught in fake spiderweb decorations a few years ago, and at this time … Continued

Tired Raptors Falling from the Skies

Migrating raptors are dropping out of the skies! Every October, WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital admits at least a dozen first-year hawks that aren’t quite strong enough to handle their migrations. Help us care for the beautiful birds that desperately need our … Continued

Migratory Songbirds at WildCare

It has been a busy past few weeks in WildCare’s Birdroom! Songbird migration seasons in the spring and the fall always bring an uptick of colorful Wildlife Hospital patients, but this year has been particularly busy. Most of our current … Continued

Late-Season Baby Opossums and Squirrels

Normally at WildCare, summer’s wildlife “baby season” should be finished by now. But just this week we’ve admitted three eyes-closed baby squirrels and the tiny baby opossums to the right! Help us care for the young animals still arriving and … Continued