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Yellow rat snake admitted after ingesting ceramic egg

A yellow rat snake and five nestling raccoons were among the eighty animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other…

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Conservancy of Southwest Florida welcomes interns from The Immokalee Foundation

This summer, the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida welcomed two interns from The Immokalee Foundation. This foundation provides students with the resources and confidence they…

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Juvenile little blue heron is admitted due to heavy rains

A juvenile little blue heron was among the eighty-three animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include an…

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Common nighthawk sought refuge under table at The French, reunited with parent on restaurant roof

A common nighthawk and three chimney swifts were among the one hundred animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other…

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Working together to renest an owlet due to construction

A local contractor called our wildlife hospital looking for assistance regarding a barn owlet nesting in the rafters of a home. The owlet was found in an area slated for…

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Watch out for wildlife during rainy season

Two Florida softshell turtles and two double-crested cormorants were among the ninety animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other…

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Wildlife baby shower event success, fundraising efforts continue through June

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosted our in-person wildlife baby shower event on Saturday, June 1. All guests who attended and brought a donation…

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Rare patients admitted to the hospital, debilitated adult blue jay kept in home

Two gray kingbirds and a blue jay were among the seventy-four animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions…

Recovering barred owl in his enclosure, looking down at a prepared meal

Prevent harm to native wildlife and stop using rodenticide

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital admits over 4,200 animals each year. Many of these animals, including bald eagles, burrowing owls, great horned owls, barn owls, opossums, and grey foxes, arrive…

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Burrowing owl mother reunited with her babies in Marco Island

A burrowing owl and two nestling Cooper’s hawks were among the ninety-five animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other…