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23 Examples of Diversity at PAWS Wildlife Center



We work with an impressively diverse array of wild animals here at PAWS. Since we began taking wildlife in 1981 we have received more than 260 different species, but a number alone does not paint a clear picture of this amazing variety of wild patients. With the goal of giving you a better understanding of the diversity of wildlife with which we work, I have compiled 23 photos of patients that were in care at PAWS in 2013.

As you look at the photos, I invite you to think about the knowledge that is needed to provide medical and rehabilitative care to each one. For each animal we receive we must know how to properly identify the species, how to recognize and treat injuries and illnesses, what kind of food they eat and how to deliver it, how to safely handle and house them, how to know when they are ready for release, and much, much more. And these 23 photos represent less than 10% of the total number of species with which we have worked!

Providing care for such a varied group of species can be a daunting prospect, but thanks to your support the PAWS Wildlife Center is up to the task!

1. Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

2. Hoary Bat

Hoary Bat

3. River Otter

River Otter

4. Northern Alligator Lizard

Northern Alligator Lizard

5. American Robin (nestling)

American Robin nestling

6. Harbor Seal

Harbor Seal

7. Band-tailed Pigeon

Band-tailed Pigeon

8. Shrew-mole


9. Great Horned Owl (nestling)

Great Horned Owl nestling

10. Bobcat


11. Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

12. Western Pond Turtle

Western Pond Turtle

13. Common Loon

Common Loon

14. Mountain Beaver

Mountain Beaver

15. Dark-eyed Juncos (fledglings)

Dark-eyed Juncos

16. Black Bear

Black Bear

17. Rough-skinned Newt

Rough-skinned Newt

18. Black-tailed Deer (fawn)

Black-tailed Deer Fawn

19. Western Grebe

Western Grebe

20. Silver-haired Bat

Silver-haired Bat

21. Northern Flying Squirrel

Northern Flying Squirrel

22. Western Screech Owl (fledgling)

Western Screech Owl

23. Coyote




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Such beautiful diversity!Many thanks to all the Staff at PAWS and thank you Kevin!

Wow Kevin you continue to amaze! It is a pleasure learning from you.

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