So far this year we have admitted 571 injured or orphaned wild animals for care at our wildlife rehabilitation hospital. Two hundred and seventy-seven (48 %) of these patients came in during the month of May alone.
In May we admitted 51 different species of animals. Mammals made up 32% of our patients (88 individuals), while birds made up the remaining 68% (188 individuals). We also admitted one gopher snake. Orphaned Cottontail rabbits were the most common mammal patients (34 individuals) and mallard ducklings represented the most common avian species (57 individuals).
In the next four months, as we progress through our busiest time of year, we will take in approximately 2/3 of our total patient admissions for the year. Every year we set a new record for animal admissions (last year we reached 1,500 patients), and we expect this trend to continue through 2016. Your support makes this all possible.