Rescued Kit Foxes

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Dec 132012
 
Rescued Kit Foxes

By Debbie Richardson, Curator In 2011, five young kit foxes were confiscated by Fish and Game from an individual that was trying to sell them as pets. They were brought to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo for care for until they were old enough to be released. Read More

Dec 132012
 
Canadian Goose with a Severe Neck Laceration

By Debra Richardson, Curator In 2010, we received several reports of a Canadian Goose with a severe neck laceration.  A few of the keepers headed down to the lake in the general area where the goose was last seen.  The bird was caught and he did have a very deep laceration. Read More

Raccoon – Macca-n-e

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Dec 132012
 
Raccoon - Macca-n-e

By Vet Tech Lesley Castillo Raccoon Macca-n-e (Native American name meaning “one who creates true magic,” the name was chosen by Dr. D at VCA). Macca-n-e was found limping along in Big Bear; she had a fractured femur. As it turns out, the injury was not new. Read More

Kestrel in Oil

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Dec 132012
 
Kestrel in Oil

By Lesley Castillo, Vet Tech This kestrel was found underneath some tools in a large puddle of oil and the bird was completely saturated. He was quickly brought to Big Bear Alpine Zoo by the man who found him. Washing the kestrel clean was a lengthy process. Read More

Nickki the Squirrel

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Dec 132012
 
Nickki the Squirrel

By Vet Tech Lesley Castillo   A nice woman found Nikki the squirrel in her backyard. He was an orphaned baby, old enough to be on solid food, but not old enough to be completely without milk. She brought him to Big Bear Alpine Zoo so that we could properly care for him. Read More

Emesis the Turkey Vulture

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Dec 132012
 
Emesis the Turkey Vulture

By Lesley Castillo, Vet Tech This is Emesis the turkey vulture. I always call her a beauty queen and here she is doing her “over the shoulder” pose. She came in as a juvenile vulture with a broken wing that had begun to heal on its own but it had formed a huge callus, larger Read More

Baby Ducks 2012

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Dec 132012
 
Baby Ducks 2012

By Vet Tech Lesley Castillo   The DUCKLINGS (one of my favorite stories because everyone told me that ducklings rarely survive)! We got a call that a MaMa Mallard had been hit by a car and that her 4 ducklings were lost and confused. Read More