The American White Pelican rescued June 15th by the crew of Hydro Thunder is making great progress. The wound on her right leg is healing well and she is gaining strength towards eventual release back to the wild. This shot was taken as she was drying off from swimming in her therapy pool this afternoon.
This Striped Mud Turtle was rescued by a dog walker on Spoonbill Way in the middle of a the road. We were able to release it back in a safe spot very near to where it was found. It is always important to release native turtles back in the territory where they were found. Thanks to all those looking out for our native wildlife!
A very busy day at the Key West Wildlife Center! This Laughing Gull was rescued from the beach of Key West Harbour Marina. The Gull has a radius fracture that has been set and treated. The bird was extremely underweight and dehydrated. With time and rehabilitation we hope to be able to return it to the wild…
This White-crowned Pigeon pre-fledge was rescued from the Hyatt Key West this evening. A guest found it and took it to the reception desk. No one was sure which nest it came out of and with all of the pedestrian traffic on the grounds this holiday, we are going to keep it overnight and try to determine its point of origin after the fireworks. We will try our best to find the parents, because they provide the best care. If we cannot, we will raise it until it is ready to be released.
The American White Pelican rescued June 15th by the Hydro Thunder crew is continuing on her rehabilitation track. She was able to swim with her bandage off and you can see the improvement in the wound on her right leg. She is looking and feeling better day by day. In this footage she is drying off and preening to restore her feather health…
Animal Care Director Peggy got this footage of the rehabilitating American White Pelican drying off after her time in our therapy pool. The Pelican is doing much better and is standing fully again on her injured leg. The right leg had a severe laceration and break when she was rescued by the Key West Hydro Thunder crew June 15th. She also had a high parasite count and was very weak upon admittance to our clinic. She is feeling much better now and on the road to recovery and release.
The Short-eared Owl rescued 5/27 on the grounds of the Florida Keys SPCA suffering severe trauma from what most likely was an impact injury has made amazing strides towards recovery. After being moved from our clinic to our rehabilitation aviary, the Owl is gradually regaining coordination and balance that will allow it to return to the wild.