Thursday, July 24, 2014


Three American Kestrals were banded at the Wildlife Clinic. Two were ready for release and they were released by 
the Cummings School Farm where they 
will have plenty of prey and shelter.

 Tools of the trade.

 Dr> Maureen Murray holds one of the raptors while Drew Vitz of the Fish & Wildlife Department bands.

 All the birds get weighed.

 Number two isn't looking forward to the process.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


The newest House Officers (Residents and Interns) at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals got a lesson in handling 
exotic pets given by Dr. Jennifer Graham of the 
Zoological Companion Animals Department (ZCAM).

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Yesterday we celebrated two milestones; Elaine Arthur (Wildlife Clinic Volunteer extraordinaire) 11th anniversary 
and Percy's 11th birthday.Percy

Here, in an older photo, the two share a brief moment as 
Percy rarely chooses Elaine as a perch.

 The photo was the inspiration for the cake.

 Elaine mugs for the camera by the cake with Morgan and Percy.

 Elaine (kiddingly) offers Percy a gummy worm - 
and yes, she knows better.

 A better picture of Elaine and Morgan.

 Time to cut the cake.

 Percy isn't in the best of moods, he's molting and enjoys 
having his head rubbed by Jessica Zorge.

Morgan gets Percy twice; in cake format and on her head.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


The young Coyote whose legs were broken from being struck by a car has been healing well and had the surgical
 plates removed after the bones healed.

 Before her initial surgery.

 A radiograph of the surgical plates.

Friday, July 11, 2014


Rusty the Camel is being treated at the
 Hospital for Large Animals.