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Wildlife Hospital staff working with Sharp Shinned Hawk

A rare admission and rabbit nests

Three eastern cottontail rabbit nestlings and a sharp-shinned hawk were among the fifty-nine animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week.…

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Protecting our Pelicans: Responsible fishing helps save lives

By Joanna Fitzgerald | von Arx Wildlife Hospital Director Naples is a bird sanctuary that’s home to more than 170 species of birds, including the brown pelican.  Frequently found along…

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Six red-shouldered hawks admitted

A yellow-bellied slider and six red-shouldered hawks were among the fifty-three animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions…

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Six opossum joeys found without their mother and an ovenbird strikes store windows

An ovenbird and six Virginia opossums were among the fifty-four animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include…

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Heron Injured From Fishing Hook

A concerned elderly resident in North Naples called the von Arx Wildlife Hospital after seeing a great blue heron sitting in two feet of water on the edge of a…

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Keep Wildlife Wild

A raccoon was among the fifty-three animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include a red-bellied woodpecker, a…

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Herons admitted due to toxicosis and snapping turtles face car strikes

Two great blue herons and a Florida snapping turtle were among the sixty-two animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week.…

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Lightning Strikes and Multiple Bunnies

A glossy ibis and a nestling eastern cottontail and marsh rabbit were among the fifty-two animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this…

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A rare patient and squirrel siblings join the hospital

An eastern spotted skunk and two grey squirrels were among the forty-one animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other…

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A magnificent frigatebird and northern cardinal among the admitted

A magnificent frigatebird and a northern cardinal were among the fifty-five animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions…