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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 3:43pm

These adorable young mice were brought in as apparently healthy orphans. They are doing great, already on a solid diet, and will be released as soon as weather permits.

Stay tuned for a release!

These adorable young mice were brought in as apparently healthy orphans. They are doing great, already on a solid diet, and will be released as soon as weather permits. Stay tuned for a release!
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 2:27pm

Hello supporters!

Notice anything different between these two juvenile Fox Squirrels?

Earlier this week we received a litter of two apparently healthy orphaned Fox Squirrels. One of the two is melanistic, meaning he has an increase of the dark-colored pigment melanin in the skin and fur.

They are both doing great in our care and we should expect a great release in the future!

Hello supporters! Notice anything different between these two juvenile Fox Squirrels? Earlier this week we received a litter of two apparently healthy orphaned Fox Squirrels. One of the two is melanistic, meaning he has an increase of the dark-colored pigment melanin in the skin and fur. They are both doing great in our care and we should expect a great release in the future!
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:50pm

Thirteen-lined ground squirrel headed to release earlier today!

Thirteen-lined ground squirrel headed to release earlier today!
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 11:19am

Did you know that female Northern Cardinals are one of just a few female songbirds that sing?

Young cardinals start learning to fly at just 10 days old while their parents watch them over the next several weeks. Cardinals also obtain their bright colors from the pigments in the food that they eat. They will protect their territories fiercely, except during the winter season when food is scarce.

This fledgling cardinal was found not using its left leg properly. We did not find any fractures or dislocations and believe it may be soft tissue damage. During this cardinal's time at WCC, we will continue to monitor the use of its leg. 
If you would like to support this Northern Cardinal's rehabilitation process, you can either donate or sponsor her! You can contact us to find out how at wcc@iastate.edu.

Did you know that female Northern Cardinals are one of just a few female songbirds that sing? Young cardinals start learning to fly at just 10 days old while their parents watch them over the next several weeks. Cardinals also obtain their bright colors from the pigments in the food that they eat. They will protect their territories fiercely, except during the winter season when food is scarce. This fledgling cardinal was found not using its left leg properly. We did not find any fractures or dislocations and believe it may be soft tissue damage. During this cardinal's time at WCC, we will continue to monitor the use of its leg. If you would like to support this Northern Cardinal's rehabilitation process, you can either donate or sponsor her! You can contact us to find out how at wcc@iastate.edu.
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 5:01pm

And the patients of the week are... our Eastern Screech Owls! 
They are one of the smallest owls in North America, with adult Eastern Screech Owls growing to about 9 inches and only weighing about 170 grams! We currently have a few at the WCC, and are planning to release them back into their natural habitat once they pass their live prey testing. We will miss their quirky and curious personalities!

And the patients of the week are... our Eastern Screech Owls! They are one of the smallest owls in North America, with adult Eastern Screech Owls growing to about 9 inches and only weighing about 170 grams! We currently have a few at the WCC, and are planning to release them back into their natural habitat once they pass their live prey testing. We will miss their quirky and curious personalities!

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