Hospital Stories

Patients of the Week: 1,000 animals in care

May. 15th, 2014 |

To date, the wildlife rehabilitation hospital has treated nearly 2,000 animals in 2014. More than 1,000 of these patients are currently receiving care! This would not be possible without the generous support of donors and the time and commitment of Lindsay Wildlife Museum volunteers. This week volunteers issued a “Volunteer Challenge” to the public to […]

Patients of the Week: Fledgling Birds

May. 8th, 2014 |

The wildlife hospital has admitted many fledgling birds this week. A fledgling is a young bird that has left the nest. Fledglings have feathers but do not fly well, if at all, but can usually hop or jump to low branches. This period of being on the ground is a normal and necessary part of a […]

Hospital Patient of the Week: May 1, 2014

May. 1st, 2014 |

On April 25, three young coyote pups were admitted to the wildlife rehabilitation hospital. An Oakley resident had observed the pups for two days, but the mother was never seen. Cold, wet and thin, the pups needed help, and they were brought to us. Coyotes are very adaptable and are common in Bay Area open […]

Patient of the Week: #1000

Apr. 24th, 2014 |

Pictured here is the wildlife hospital’s 1,000th patient of 2014. This little male Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) was admitted on Friday, April 18. He was found all alone in an Alameda backyard. He is too young to survive on his own and will be cared for by our special team of opossum caregivers until he […]

Bobcat Released back into the wild by Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Apr. 17th, 2014 |

Bobcat recovers and goes back to the wild thanks to Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital! The rare release of a young bobcat in March, came nearly six months after the cat was brought with life threatening injuries to Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital.The bobcat first came to the hospital Oct. 19 after it was found hissing and […]

What to Do: Fawns

Apr. 10th, 2014 |

Black-tailed deer, a subspecies of the mule deer, are common throughout the Bay Area. Fawns are born in spring or early summer. They begin foraging for their own food when they are a week old, but will nurse heavily for at least two months. Does will hide their babies and go off to feed, often […]

Patient of the Week: March 27, 2014

Mar. 27th, 2014 |

This past weekend, the wildlife hospital received two young fawns. One fawn was immediately returned to the location where it was found.  We attempted to reunite the other fawn, but could not find its mother. Because we do not have the resources for fawn rehabilitation, we transferred the fawn to another permitted rehabilitator for care. […]

Patient of the Week: March 13, 2014

Mar. 13th, 2014 |

On Sunday, March 9, 2014, a sharp-shinned hawk was admitted to the wildlife rehabilitation hospital.  The bird flew into a window, suffering significant bruising and a ruptured air sac. We actually know quite a bit about this hawk. In addition to the exact location of the site where she was injured (a coffee shop in […]

Raccoon dentistry

Jul. 29th, 2013 |

A young adult raccoon was brought into the wildlife hospital with a broken canine tooth. Hospital staff took digital x-rays and discovered a bullet lodged in the animal’s jaw. Someone had shot the raccoon in the face. Dr. Guthrum Purdin from Lindsay Wildlife Museum removed the bullet but he knew the raccoon would need additional, […]