The Wildlife Rehab & Education Center (WR&E) in Houston received its first great horned owl baby for the 2010 year. Orphaned wild rabbits, opossums and squirrels have already arrived in need of care. WR&E has these tips on what to do if you find a wild baby!
The recent cold spells brought many animals to the WR&E Wildlife Center. Screech owls, brown pelicans, cedar waxwings and several species of hawks have benefited from the kindness of their rescuers when they were delivered to Houston’s only trauma hospital that accepts all injured, ill and orphaned or oiled native wildlife. The animals impacted by the cold weather were nurtured back to health and most have been released back to the wild just in time for the upcoming baby season.
WR&E reminds the public that the Wildlife Center is open 7 days a week if they need assistance with injured, ill or orphaned wildlife. Call the Wildlife Rehab & Education Center at 713-861-WILD or visit www.wrande.org for more information.