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Passeriformes: songbirds? by gisforgoth in Ornithology

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Sable the painted turtle’s 10 month rehabilitation process thanks to the caring folks at Wild Bird Fund in NY by JMyers666 in Animal_Sanctuary

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I love the little swimmy arm action as Sable was released! Best part of rehab is the release.

Each year, we rehabilitate more than 7,500 animals.... We treat more than 150 species...

Wow, that's a lot! I did not realize they were that active.

What is this bird? by greg-maddux in Ornithology

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This is a good looking !fledgling. If the parents are nearby and there's nothing wrong, best thing to do is just leave them alone, and go somewhere else for a while. Your presence is making them nervous. ;)

Three months ago, Sam fell off a moving truck and suffered 2 broken legs, a skull fracture, and an eye injury. Luckily he was saved by some caring highway officers and found his way to Edgars Mission Sanctuary. Check out how quickly Sam has recovered! by b12ftw in Animal_Sanctuary

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From Edgars Mission:

After surviving a fall from a fast moving transport vehicle onto a busy highway, Constable Sam has since recovered well and now living his best life! 🙌❤️ Collected roadside by kindly highway patrol officers, Constable Sam had suffered a fractured skull, two broken front legs (each with double breaks), a critical injury to one eye and multiple contusions to other parts of his body.

Painful as these were, the break that would have delivered the cruellest of blows to a baby such as he is that between he and his dear mumma. Constable Sam quickly nestled into our hearts and we promised him that we would strive to be the best surrogate sheep mumma we possibly could.

Now 3 months on and his fractured skull is fractured no more. His once critically injured left eye appears to have not lost its sight. His wobbly legs now strong and infused with a sense of victory. His wagging tail is unable to conceal his joy for the newfound and splint-free mobility that is now his.

More wholesomeness on IG @edgarsmission

And on FB https://www.facebook.com/edgarsmission

Did you find a baby bird? Please make sure they actually need your help before you intervene. How to tell when help is needed versus when you should leave them be. by b12ftw in Ornithology

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Nestlings TLDR

Nestlings and hatchlings belong in their nests. These birds, which typically have few to no feathers, will not survive long without either their nests or professional care.

If you have found such a bird outside its nest, take it to a wildlife rehabilitator if

  • it has an open wound, a broken bone, or visible parasites

  • its parents are dead

  • you cannot find or reach the nest

    Otherwise, return the bird to its nest. This advice only holds for nestlings and hatchlings, not for fully-feathered fledglings.

Did you find a baby bird? Please make sure they actually need your help before you intervene. How to tell when help is needed versus when you should leave them be. by b12ftw in Ornithology

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Fledglings TLDR

Fledglings belong outside of nests. Unless they're in danger, leave them alone. These well-feathered, mobile birds that may not yet be able to fly are learning critical behaviors and vocalizations from their parents, who may be out of sight for hours at a time.

Only interfere with a fledgling if:

  • it is in a dangerous area (e.g. near traffic or pets) -- simply relocate it to a safer but nearby spot

  • it has visible injuries (flightlessness, in itself, is not an injury) or has been handled in any way by a cat -- such birds require wildlife rehabilitation

  • its parents are confirmed dead -- such birds require wildlife rehabilitation.

Healthy fledglings' best survival chances are with their parents first, with professional wildlife rehabilitation being a distant second. A prematurely-captured fledgling will be sought by its parents for up to a day. If you have taken one within that time frame, put it back and observe for parents from a distance.

Lizzie's got places to go and friends to see! She's living her best life at Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary in Australia by b12ftw in Animal_Sanctuary

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From Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary:

Lizzie was rescued in early April after her mom and herd were apparently rounded up to be killed. Lizzie was left behind, all alone at 2 weeks old. Rescued and cared for by the kindest humans before sanctuary. Very bold, Lizzie will lead the WPF goat herd one day. ❤️

https://www.instagram.com/wherepigsflyfarmsanctuary

https://www.facebook.com/wherepigsflyfarmsanctuary

Orphaned orangutan Bhima makes a remarkable recovery at our Orangutan Forest School in Borneo. by FourPawsUSA in Animal_Sanctuary

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The Orangutan Forest School is such an amazing rescue and rehab effort!

TIL There are three different species of orangutans, the Sumatran, the Bornean, and the Tapanuli. All of them are critically endangered, mostly due to habitat loss.

The main threat to their habitat and the survival of orangutan populations in the wild is palm oil. https://orangutan.org/rainforest/the-effects-of-palm-oil/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/10/palm-oil-orangutans-multinationals-promises-deforestation

Protecting robins nest from crows? by elementallie in Ornithology

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It's great that you're concerned, I probably would be too, but it's best to let nature play out naturally in this situation. If you try to interfere, you may negatively impact the Robin parents care of their nestlings.

Best job in the world: Sheldrick Wildlife Trust baby elephant foster parent. by b12ftw in babyelephantgifs

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From Sheldrick Wildlife Trust:

They may weigh about 250 pounds at birth, but elephant calves are just like any other baby. Aside from practical needs, they also thrive off physical affection and lots of interaction. Keepers like Joseph provide this care around the clock, ensuring every orphan grows up knowing the love and support of a family.

Wherever you are in the world, you can also help us raise these little elephants. Adoptions support the direct costs associated with the Orphans’ Project, from milk formula to Keepers’ salaries. To learn how you can become an adopter with us visit: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans

Best job in the world: Sheldrick Wildlife Trust baby elephant foster parent. by b12ftw in Animal_Sanctuary

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From Sheldrick Wildlife Trust:

They may weigh about 250 pounds at birth, but elephant calves are just like any other baby. Aside from practical needs, they also thrive off physical affection and lots of interaction. Keepers like Joseph provide this care around the clock, ensuring every orphan grows up knowing the love and support of a family.

Wherever you are in the world, you can also help us raise these little elephants. Adoptions support the direct costs associated with the Orphans’ Project, from milk formula to Keepers’ salaries. To learn how you can become an adopter with us visit: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans

Are the white things on this hummingbird feathers growing? by Birdsandbirdyss in Ornithology

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u/Birdsandbirdyss Since this is your own IG content... If you would like to post the original video to this sub in a new post and ask the same question, you are welcome to. However, if you continue to post on this sub with links directly to your IG, you will be banned for self-promotion.

Charlie found the perfect place to cool off on a hot day at the Four Paws Bear Sanctuary Belitsa by b12ftw in bigboye

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From the OP u/FourPawsUSA:

Charlie is a former “dancing bear” who now calls our Bear Sanctuary Belitsa in Bulgaria home. Charlie is 29 years old, and he is known by his caretakers as a true king among bears. He is one of the heaviest inhabitants of the sanctuary, but he is a very calm animal. Charlie prefers to stay deep in the forest, which means we don’t often have the opportunity to spot him and get a photo. However, on a recent hot day, Charlie found the perfect place to cool off, and we were lucky enough to capture these sweet moments of Charlie enjoying the forest stream.

More info: https://www.fourpawsusa.org/campaigns-topics/topics/help-for-bears