Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:45am
The Wildlife Care Clinic offers educational programs for local community groups and schools interested in understanding more about wildlife. Our presentations focus on the natural history of native wildlife with the aim of fostering a deeper respect for animals and their habitats. Programs are designed to meet the needs of the event. Some programs include are Educational Ambassadors Harvey and Screechy!
If you are interested in setting up a program please email us at email@example.com!
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 8:20am
Wink if you love the Wildlife Care Clinic! Our educational ambassador Screechy the Eastern Screech Owl is enjoying some grass time while nearby interns pick clovers!
To help support Screechy and the Wildlife Care Clinic you can sponsor Screechy through a donation! Check out the sponsorship on our website to learn more!
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 2:31pm
Fun Fact Friday!
Eastern screech owls are one of the smallest species of owls in North America. During the day they rest in tree cavities and camouflage themselves by positioning themselves to fill the cavity. Their gray and brown feathers help them match the bark and make them really hard to spot!
We currently have two Fledgling Eastern Screech Owls that are learning to fly and hunt in our outdoor aviary!
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:25am
Earlier this summer we admitted this orphaned american mink. We transferred it to Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. to be raised with another orphaned mink around the same age! American minks are semi-aquatic and can swim up to 100 ft underwater! They have a thick layer of oily guard hairs to help help with water-repellency, and partially webbed toes to help them paddle through the water.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 3:47pm
This juvenile virginia opossum is checking out some of his new enrichment. All of our juvenile opossums have cardboard huts and sticks in their enclosures. The huts give the opossums a place to hide, and the sticks provide natural elements for them to learn to climb!
If you would like to learn more about this patient and attend his release you can sponsor him through a donation! Check out our sponsorships on our website at https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/wildlife-care-clinic/donate