These young chipmunks arrived on May24th, They were very, very weak and dehydrated. They had been found just outside of their nest, with no mother around. After realizing how difficult is to care for such young critters, the rescuers brought them to the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah. Susan began around the clock care with a special formula thinned down to get plenty of electrolytes into them. After initial struggles to get them to take the formula, they began perking up and eating more. Feedings were every three hours while closely monitoring their weight.
More training with Belle!
Belle arrived in August of 2018 and we’ve filmed her training and development since arrival. This is a part five in the series of her transformation from young hawk to provider and educator.
Her hunting provides natural food to all our Wildlife Ambassadors as well as any rehabiliting critters in our care.
Additionally, Belle is an educational bird. She goes along with Martin, Scout, Cirrus and Helen to Wildlife Presentations throughout the Southwest.
She has become an essential member of our team!
To see all her videos, please visit her playlist at YouTube!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Biggest thanks to all who have contributed to help the critters! You are all making it difficult for us to keep our Amazon Wishlist updated because the items are so quickly sent our way!
We are very grateful for so much help!
Some excerpts from Scout’s photoshoot when the webgeek was in town. Martin graciously brought Scout out in front in good light and provided photography tips to allow for many photos to share with everyone. Scout graciously did not eat the webgeek.
Helen is our newest Wildlife Ambassador, introduced back in March. She is a Peregrine Falcon that cannot see very well, and will always rely on Martin to be her seeing eye human. With us for awhile now, she has already done many educational presentations with Martin in her role as a Wildlife Ambassador.
This video includes more information about Helen and how she is getting along in her new home and in her new role!
Three very young bunnies were brought into the Southwest Wildlife Foundation on April 9th. They were only six days old. They had been dug up by a construction crew in St. George. Special thanks to Amanda Bundy for taking the time to save them and drive them up to Cedar City.
Of the three babies, we lost one the first night when they became overheated. Proper temperature is really difficult – just a few degrees too high or too low can cost a baby its life. The smallest of the litter did not survive either as we were unable to get the small one to eat enough.
The last one, the sole survivor, open its eyes and seemed to learn to eat well from the Miracle Nipple. One of our assistant wildlife rehabilitators, KayAnne, took over to give Susan a break. As shown in this video, things looked to be going really great, however, this one too, did not survive. Raising bunnies from a such a young age is very difficult.
We are deeply grateful to all those who have helped the critters in so many ways! Every single contribution adds up to make a huge difference! Thank you to everyone who supports our efforts, follows us online, has signed up to our mailing list, has purchased a copy of Healer of Angels, has brought in an critter, has brought or bought food for critters, has left nice feedback, has “liked” our videos or posts, has selected SWF as their charity at Amazon Smile…it all matters and all makes a difference! THANK YOU ALL!!!
Unbox & Bedtime for Wildlife Ambassadors
Envelopes, Boxes, Dog Toys & Eagles!
So Much Help for the Critters! Share the Love & Unboxing
Mini Unboxing, MEGA Thanks!
From May 1st to May 3rd, we uploaded many “live stories” to Instagram of activities around the Southwest Wildlife Foundation. We’ve since compiled the archives of these stories into one video for everywhere else, and added a few photos as well. Footage includes a little time with most of our Wildlife Ambassadors, the arrival of a new patient to our rehab facility as well as some fun time with Cody the Frisbee Ambassador and Martin enjoying a little time off.
Wearing the GoPro donated to the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah, Martin went off in search of a Golden Eagle reported injured near old highway 91. After a short drive following directions from the person who saw the eagle, Martin headed out on foot with his net.
Along the side of the highway, near a juniper tree, Martin saw the Golden Eagle. After a brief chase, he netted the eagle and headed back the car to take her back to the rescue center.
After an exam which revealed no broken bones, Martin took the eagle to a chamber and gave her a good meal. She is still doing well, hopefully soon to be released back the wild where she belongs!