‘Wildlife Rehabilitation’

Say hola to our interns

There is some dissention as to whether explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, the namesake of the park where Peace River Wildlife Center is located, was the first European to discover Florida upon his visit in ... 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

Please do not paint Gopher Tortoises

05.23.2018: Did you know today, May 23, is World Turtle Day? The purpose of World Turtle Day is to bring attention to and increase knowledge of and respect for turtles and tortoises, and to encourage ... 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

Whooo’s got a birthday?

Peace River Wildlife Center invites you to celebrate the first birthday of the latest addition to our family of glove-trained birds.  Orion the barred owl turned one on February 14 this year.  He is our ... continue reading

Avoiding rabies

Peace River Wildlife Center has received numerous calls recently concerning rabies. After a brief lull in occurrence in Florida, this lethal virus seems to be rearing its ugly head again. According to Florida Department of ... continue reading

Chelonian life

Today is the most important holiday of the year:  Groundhog Day.  While we don’t actually believe in groundhogs here in Florida (the southern extent of their native range is Georgia), we know many of our ... continue reading