. After 6 months of rehabilitative care at the Dayton Valley Wildlife Reststop, three deer were released back into the wild this week. One of the animals was originally noted as the Bison Fire Fawn. Wild land firefighters had rescued the animal from the charred mountain top ashes in July. After administering oxygen, they…
Four young Barn Owls that had received care at DVWR were deemed healthy and old enough to be released at various locations around the Fallon area. Owls are nocturnal so their release took place at night.
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.
This baby Great Horned Owl is recovering at DVWR after being blown out of the nest during a storm and sustaining an eye injury. Prognosis very good!