Dr. Robin’s Chirps

Meet the armadillo

Peace River Wildlife Center has a new education animal—a nine-banded armadillo. Our new resident’s name is Bodhi (pronounced BOH-dee) and is short for Bodhisattva.  Bodhisattva is a Sanskrit term for someone who delays personal nirvana ... continue reading

A Toothy Baby

“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.  And spiders.”  That’s a direct quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt from his first inaugural address to the nation in 1933.  He might have forgotten to ... continue reading

Amateur Rehab

I have a pillow embroidered with the quote, “Learn from the mistakes of others; you can’t possibly live long enough to make them all youself.”  I keep it next to the poster that says, “Plan ... continue reading

Uncomfortable facts

Some of the native species we are fighting for: Fledgling screech owls Do you remember when you had that talk with your kids or parents?  The facts of life can be a difficult and uncomfortable ... continue reading

Be The One

This year’s Giving Challenge will be held from noon Tuesday, May 1 through noon on Wednesday, May 2. What does that mean? What it means to local nonprofit organizations is that a group of broad-minded ... continue reading

Earth Day 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018 is Earth Day, the 48th anniversary of the celebration. In 1970 the event was first observed by 20 million Americans, mostly students. Today over one billion people in 192 countries from ... continue reading

Luna’s Birthday 2018

Peace River Wildlife Center is a wildlife rehabilitation facility. Our primary mission is to treat and release injured and orphaned wildlife. Secondarily, we strive to educate people about native Florida wildlife. Animals that will be ... continue reading

Otter-ly fascinating

Bottle Feeding a Baby Otter Last week’s unfortunate encounter between kayakers and a river otter on Braden River, where a woman got scratched when an otter jumped into her kayak, was an anomaly. Their whimsical ... continue reading

The people of PRWC

We often talk about the number of animals we see at Peace River Wildlife Center.  Let’s look at the number of people that impact and are impacted by PRWC.  By rough estimate, we have approximately ... continue reading

Icarus update

In early December 2017, Peace River Wildlife Center admitted a Bald Eagle that had been burned by a power pole discharge.  While it isn’t a common injury for us to treat, an electrical shock is ... continue reading