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Nopa 2021

Window collisions are more common among birds than some may realize

A northern parula and a chimney swift were among the fifty-one animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions…

Wildlife Hospital Front Door

Two young raccoons found in construction debris

Two young raccoons and an osprey were among the seventy-three animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions included…

Black Skimmer

Children attempt to bury black skimmer chick

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A black skimmer was among the 87 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

Coachwhip snake

Coachwhip snake a rare admission to the wildlife hospital

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital An eastern coachwhip was among the 87 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

Gopher Tortoise FWC Blog

Car strike causes devastating shell fracture

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A gopher tortoise was among the 102 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

wildlife hospital entrance

Locksmith finds bird trapped in drainpipe

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A brown thrasher was among the 96 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

Kite 3

Landfill employee rescues swallow-tailed kite

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A swallow-tailed kite was among the 104 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

Pelican at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital

Local angler tries to rescue pelican tangled in fishing line

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A brown pelican and an anhinga were among the 141 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at…

Wildlife staff in front of packages sent in from Amazon Wish LIst

Virtual Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower a Success — Thank you!!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital’s virtual Wildlife Baby Shower! Our local community, as well as people who follow us on social media from…

Killdeer 2021

Wild animals need very specific care

A killdeer was among the 110 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include a chimney swift, a…