The Green Heron rescued with a broken left Tibiotarsis and Fibula by the United States Coast Guard at Truman Annex in Key West on 9/25 is recovering. It has responded well to having its leg set while the fracture heals. We look forward to returning this heron to the wild and thanks to all those looking out for our native wildlife in distress! Thanks also to volunteers Gary and Lucy who provided aviary help and Susan who is releasing a juvenile Brown Pelican this afternoon!
This female Anhinga was rescued from Paula Street in Key West last evening standing in the road. The bird is molting and cannot fly temporarily. It has been released by Volunteer Liza in a safer area near to where it was found this afternoon.The word Anhinga comes from the Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird.
This Ovenbird was rescued Sunday after a window strike in Old Town Key West. After rehabilitation, Animal Care Director Peggy released it in the Indigenous Park so it can continue on its migratory path…
Thanks to Save a Turtle org. Volunteers for rescuing these two Loggerhead Turtle hatchlings after excavating what could be our last Loggerhead nest of the season! They were discovered in the nest and brought to the Key West Wildlife Center. We were able to release them last evening. Thanks to everyone looking out for our native wildlife and thanks to Save-A-Turtle nesting surveyors for working hard through another nesting season!
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Please send loads of healing energy London’s way today. London is scheduled to have her flipper amputated this afternoon. A crab trap line entrapped…
Thanks for the updates on the Loggerhead Turtle we helped rescue!
This juvenile Florida Box Turtle was rescued by one of our volunteers, Dell, who was working cleaning pools this morning. It was floating in the pool of a residence right around the corner from our center. We will release it in the Indigenous Park since this is most likely where the turtle originated. It is very important to release rescued turtles near to where they were found. They have to be released in their home territory or it can cause them to become disoriented and vulnerable.
Thanks to everyone involved in today’s Loggerhead Turtle Rescue: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; The Turtle Hospital, and Save a Turtle org. Thanks to all of the organizations for partnering with the Key West Wildlife Center in order to get this turtle rescued from an entanglement that had it dragging a crab trap from its front right flipper. Thanks to Mike Hentz for the great pictures! We appreciate everyone’s efforts. Save-A-Turtle volunteers Niki Harcourt and Marlene Durazo were very helpful while Alastair from The Turtle Hospital got to the scene as well! This shows what rescue organizations can do when partnering together!