Nestling Great-horned owl
Hundreds of orphaned and injured wild animals have come and gone since I last wrote to you. It's been a Very Busy Spring!
The attached photos show just a few of our current patients, including a nestling great-horned owl that was admitted with a fractured leg and slipped tendons--now outside with our foster great-horned owl, "Alberta," and six other owls who also were injured and came into Fellow Mortals for care.
Dozens of ducklings and goslings are also in care, including some that were hatched in our incubator after their parents were killed on the nest.
We are weaning our first group of squirrels, but were hand-feeding 80 babies at one point this spring. To feed that many babies as often as necessary and keep them clean and comfortable takes 16 hours every day!
Right now the busiest place in the hospital is the Bird Nursery, where we are currently hand-feeding 70 baby birds every half hour (or more) a minimum of 24 times a day.
Our interns are a huge help in making sure all of these precious orphans get proper care.
While we are in the very midst of Baby Season--and it's not even officially summer yet--we continue to receive injured wild creatures for care, including hawks with fractured wings, rabbits hit by cars and birds colliding with windows.
We thank you for your donations that are helping so many wild creature who otherwise would not receive the professional care Fellow Mortals provides.
Mallard ducklings hatching
Great-horned owl 'branchers'
Baby grey squirrels
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