An orphaned Pronghorn Antelope was one of the recent arrivals at Dayton Valley Wildlife Reststop . She is now a week old. According to Nevada Department of Wildlife website, pronghorns at this age could already outrun a human!! Evelyn keeps a close watch on her while feeding and all doors are double checked closed!!
This time of year babies of various species are brought to DVWR for care. Two Great Horned Owls recently arrived and received excellent prognosis. Once they achieve a certain level of growth and demonstrate hunting abilities they will be returned to the wild.
A sleepy baby Swainson’s Hawk arrived at DVWR. A very kindly bird lover and member of the Audubon Society found the hawk that had been blown from its nest in Elko and together they drove to Fallon! Along the way, a Fallon NDOW biologist was able to monitor care & feeding, thank goodness for cell phone…
This orphaned 8-day-old baby sparrow is one of many birds that are receiving care especially during this time of year. At this stage the chicks are extremely fragile, must have an external heat source and are fed very frequently. They are kept in incubators with make shift nests sometimes created by just using the toe of a sock.