Mother’s Day Matching!

With May being a month to celebrate the mothers of the world, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some interesting moms we see in the Wildlife Medical Clinic!  Many animals look entirely different when they are babies as compared to what they will look like when they are full grown.  Take this matching quiz to see how well you can identify each mom’s baby!  Let us know how you do on our Facebook page!

 

A                                                                1

B                                                                 2

C                                                                 3

D                                                                 4

E                                                                   5

F                                                                6

Answers:

A) Raccoon baby matches with adult Raccoon (3).

B) Virginia Opossum baby matches with adult Virginia Opossum (6).

C) Great Horned Owl baby matches with adult Great Horned Owl (4).

D) Canada Goose babies matches with adult Canada Goose (1).

E) Coyote babies matches with adult Coyote (2).

F) Groundhog baby matches with adult Groundhog (5).

Written by Jamie Booth, class of 2023.

Oh Deer: what to do when you find a deer fawn

Every year, the Wildlife Medical Clinic receives a wave of calls throughout the summer season about white-tailed deer fawns. Often, these animals are alone, lying down near a house, or sometimes even on a doorstep. Although this may seem like an animal in need, there are some facts about deer and their babies that you may want to read about before intervening. Continue reading

Just Wing It!

When you break a bone, you might get a cast or a set of crutches from your doctor. But what do we do for birds with broken wings? Every year dozens of birds are brought to the Wildlife Medical Clinic with wing fractures, unable to fly. There are many steps we take to fix the wing and get them back to flying!

When a bird is brought to the Clinic, it is given a full medical exam. This includes, in part, listening to its heart and lungs, looking in its eyes, and palpating its wings and legs for any signs of injury. If a fracture is found, the bird is given pain medications to be more comfortable, fluids to correct any dehydration, and any injuries are cleaned and bandaged.

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