Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital

Exam of a band-tail pigeon

The wildlife hospital is open every day to accept injured or orphaned native wild animals. The wildlife hospital entrance is located on the west side of the museum. Because wildlife does not have health insurance, we pay 100% of their medical cost. Your donations will help save the lives of thousands of patients.

Hospital hours

  • September though March: 9 am – 5 pm
  • April through August: 9 am – 7 pm

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Red-shouldered hawk released in Larkey Park

Last week, the wildlife rehabilitation hospital at Lindsay Wildlife Museum released a young Red-shouldered hawk at Larkey Park, right next to the museum. The animal was brought to the wildlife hospital from only two blocks away in mid-June with a broken wing and inflammation associated with the injury. The immature fledgling was treated for its injuries and rehabilitated over a two month period. During this time the hawk practiced flying in a large aviary and learned new hunting skills. Hospital staff is confident this Red-shouldered hawk is a skillful hunter who will do well in the wild. Upon release the hawk flew confidently up to a high branch in a eucalyptus tree and settled in surveying its surroundings.