Sponsor A Wild Animal
Sponsor a Yellow-headed Amazon in Sanctuary
The four yellow-headed amazons who reside at WRR all came from the wild animal “pet” trade. Though parrots and other wild birds have been kept as “pets” for generations, here at WRR we still see them as wild animals in need of interesting space where they can fly and live with other birds.
Yellow-headed amazons are native to tropical Central and South America and are members of the parrot family. Males and females are identical and cannot be visually differentiated by humans, although they manage for themselves quite well. They are considered smarter than dogs, but make far less desirable “pets.” Like all wild animals, wild birds need lives that are interesting and they need contact with other birds, one cannot imagine they would ever choose life alone in a cage.
Their preferred diet consists of seeds, fruits, and other plant materials. They can live up to seventy years. Sadly, however, because of the “pet” trade, habitat destruction, and killing for their feathers, this species is endangered.
Sponsor a Red-tailed Hawk in Sanctuary
Wildlife Rescue is home to five red-tailed hawks, all of whom have suffered wing injuries caused by gunshot wounds or collisions with cars and power-lines. They live in a large aviary in the WRR sanctuary that is dense with oak trees and are cared for by staff members who provide them with an appropriate diet and an interesting and suitable habitat, and then step back and allow these majestic birds to live as close to a natural life as possible.
Red-tailed hawks are one of the largest and most common hawk species in the Americas. Very adaptable, they live from suburbia to the wilderness, the far north to the south. These great birds form monogamous pairs and share duties sitting on eggs, but the male leaves to hunt and bring back food for the female hawk. They are powerful and fiercely protective of their young, having been known to threaten humans who ventured too close. These hawks eat a wide variety of mammals and birds and can carry prey weighing several times their own weight.
Sponsor a Flock of Pelicans in Sanctuary
Wildlife Rescue is home to three brown pelicans and one white pelican. All four reside in our spacious water bird enclosure along with ducks and geese who are not able to be released. Each of these large marine birds has sustained some form of permanent injury which has prevented them from being released back to the wild. Each pelican eats about 16 herring every day – this costs around $1,500 each year per pelican. Additionally, they receive the supplements needed to compensate for the nutrients they would normally get in their wild diet.SPONSOR A FLOCK OF PELICANS IN SANCTUARY NOW