Wildlife Blog

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…

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Several patients suffer from fishing hook injuries

A double crested cormorant and a Florida softshell turtle were among the 73 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week.…

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Two pelicans found wrapped in fishing line in just one week

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A brown pelican was among the 56 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

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Flying squirrel admitted to hospital

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A southern flying squirrel was among the 56 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy…

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Bald eagle found covered in cement mixture

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A bald eagle was among the 65 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

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Raccoon rescue: Kit freed from the fence

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A young raccoon was among the 53 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…