Representatives from the Wildlife Medical Clinic, including veterinary student Stephanie Dantino, development director Christine Dietrich, and Noel the saw-whet owl, interacted community members at a fundraiser event at the University of Illinois Research Park.
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS — Spring means time for more newborn wild animals. That means people will bring them to the UI’s Wildlife Medical Clinic if they think they’re orphans, like these baby squirrels. Workers will treat the animals but say sometimes they don’t always need our help.
There’s a chance they weren’t even abandoned. To learn more, the clinic is holding a Wildlife Baby Shower. They’ll explain what to do when you find an orphaned animal. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Wildlife Baby Shower
Prairieland Feeds, Savoy
Saturday, April 4
11 am & 1 pm
A great horned owl was released yesterday after WMC volunteers treated a corneal ulcer in his left eye. Raptors rely on sight and sound to hunt, making vision in both eyes extremely important. Thankfully this owl made a full recovery and was able to take flight once again! See the release video below:
After 2 months in the Wildlife Medical Clinic, a barred owl is released back into the wild! See him take flight, here.
A little over three weeks into the treatment the eagle was ready to leave the Wildlife Medical Clinic. He was sent to a rehabilitation facility where he was tested for flight capability and hunting capability before finally, being released back into the wild.