#fbf These Grey Fox kits were exploring their new home last year. They had transferred from our friends at New England Wildlife Center in Weymouth. Unlike the common Red Fox, Grey Fox are smaller and more adept at climbing. To accommodate this, we had to outfit their pen with a number of platforms and branches for them to interact with. Luckily, these kits were all healthy and only had to stay with us until they were larger enough to return to the wild.
We have lots of hungry mouths to feed here at Cape Wildlife. We would like to thank @smithfieldmarkets (Peterson’s Market) and @ccsheilafitz (Old Yarmouth Inn) for donating fruits and vegetables to help these animals. 🌽 🍎🍓🥕#alwayshungry #lovetoeat
We are grateful to all of our volunteers. In just over a year they have clocked 13,000 hours of work with us. *****Meet Chris, from @lifecapecod, our laundry specialist. The washer and dryer are running nonstop here, and Chris volunteers many hours each week to help keep us going. #helpinghands
An orphaned woodchuck being weighed during its intake evaluation. Photo thanks to @robynrohm #savewildlife
This diamondback terrapin came to us from @massaudubon He is being treated with antibiotics and receiving supportive care from our vet team. **Please remember, turtles are on the move this time of year. Adult turtles are looking for mates and nesting sites. Watch the road closely! #turtlecrossing #drivecarefully
Our juvenile raccoons were old enough to go outside for the first time, but they still have a lot to learn before they can be released back to the wild. #gonefishing
No room for signatures on this squirrel’s cast, but after our vet team repaired his broken leg, he is recovering nicely. #wildliferehab
These pictures are from an article in @capecodtimes that ran last year when our executive director, Zak Mertz and our vet, Priya Patel, spoke to the children at Mattacheese Middle School. Noodle, a red-tailed boa constrictor, Valley, an African spur thigh tortoise, and Falco, a red-tailed hawk are non releasable creatures kept at the New England Wildlife Center for educational purposes. Zak and Priya will be speaking to the middle school again, this week. #educate #children
Every animal that we treat receives a case number. This orphaned duckling was case #7777. I guess you could say he is a lucky duck! #mallard
If you come to our center to drop off an injured animal or you’re shopping in our gift store, you may be lucky enough to meet this adorable guy. Ziggy holds many titles and one is Official Greeter. His gracefulness and loving demeanor is sure to brighten anyone’s day. #doglife
#fbf to this magnificent Red Tailed Hawk that was admitted to our hospital last year. He came in emaciated and unable to fly. After blood work, our vet team discovered he was suffering from Rodenticide toxicosis. This condition comes from birds of prey that eat rats and mice who have ingested rat poison. This is a fatal condition if left untreated. Luckily, we caught this early and thanks to our staff, he was treated and later released. So remember, when doing rodent control in your home, it is always better to use humane traps or snap traps. It can save the life of many other animals up the food chain.
Patients of all sizes receive care in our hospital. This juvenile garter snake get’s his tail stitched up, after suffering a traumatic amputation in the wild. With a little luck he’ll be ready for release in a few weeks! #🐍 #snakesofinstagram #angryworm #wildlife #capecod #herpitology #wildlifemedicine
We are happy to report this cygnet is up and walking again after suffering a leg injury. We have been keeping tabs on the family in the wild and we will attempt to reintroduce him this week! #makewayforswans #wildlife #wareham #capecod #newengland #cwc #capewildlifecenter
If your out there on the roads be safe, and look out for turtles big and small! #📦🐢 #makewayforturtles #massachusetts #wildlife
This Great Horned Owl is recovering in our flight cage. Once the rest of the feathers molt out he will be released! 🦉 #owls #capecod #cwc #capewildlifecenter #wildlife