Many baby Desert Cottontails are brought to DVWR in the spring for various reasons. Their round tails are dark on top and white underneath resembling a cotton ball and their large ears radiate body heat, cooling them during the hot summer months.
A young hawk was extremely dehydrated and malnourished when brought to DVWR today. There are many hawks and owls recuperating here and they have specific nutritional requirements for proper development & good health. Monetary donations are urgently needed to purchase mice from our certified vendor. Please consider sending your monetary donation and by doing so you will be providing lifesaving nourishment for…
Many thanks to Girl Scout Troop 317! The hard-working troop designed, raised money for materials, built & set-up a new flight pen. Troop Leaders Lesli Spears and Robin Fowler with Scouts Emma, Neva, Lauren, Page, Hailey, Soleil, Raechel, Lexi, Sophia and Katrina did a remarkable job and the first resident settled right in.
A cat raided a rabbit’s nest. Hopefully this 9 day old cottontail, with eyes still closed, will grow strong & then when old enough be returned to the wild.