WildCare Animal Babies: From any time between February and November, WildCare’s Nursery’s are crowded with infants. At any given day we will have 150 baby mammals and 200 baby birds needing our care. Baby mammals are bottle fed every 4 hours and songbirds are fed every 30 minutes for 14 hours each day. As you can imagine, if food goes in, “stuff” comes out usually down the front of your clean tee shirt. Babies are the most precious and demanding packages all rolled up into a magnificent and inquisitive wild infant.
WildCare Eagles: WildCare is one of only two locations in Oklahoma that is permitted to accept and care for bald and golden eagles for rehabilitation. These 13-15 pound birds are extremely powerful and required specialized housing to care for properly.
WildCare Raptors: WildCare takes in 300 raptors each year. Raptors are also known as Birds of Prey, which include the hawks, owls, and vultures. In the spring and summer we receive baby raptors and in the winter we typically receive adult hawks and owls that have been hit by a car while hunting the road edges. Many of these fractured wings and legs require orthopedic surgeries to repair. Once they have recovered enough they are placed in large outside aviaries where they can begin physical therapy and conditioning before they are returned to the wild.
WildCare Mammals: WildCare takes in approximately 2000 mammals each year. Most of these are orphaned babies that can be raised and released back to the wild.
WildCare Facilities: WildCare has 13 main facilities to care for and house our rehabilitating animals and birds. To learn more about each of our facilities please read our WildCare Facilities page.
WildCare Medical Treatments: WildCare would not be able to treat ill and injured wildlife without Dr. Joe Cater and his staff at Oklahoma Equine Hospital. Hundreds of radiographs and surgeries are performed by their team each year.
WildCare Reptiles: WildCare takes in approximately 90 reptiles each year. Commonly we repair shell cracks on land turtles and water turtles, but we also treat toads, frogs, snakes and lizards.
WildCare Songbirds: WildCare takes in approximately 1400 songbirds each year. We repair numerous broken wings, broken legs, and treat for cat bites. During the summer the majority of our songbirds come to us as orphans ranging from just hatched to 4 weeks old. Orphaned songbirds eat every 30 minutes for 14 hours each day. At 4-6 weeks of age the babies leave the nest and follow their parents to learn how to fend for themselves.