At The Center: The Cost of Caring

When your pets get sick, you bring them to your veterinarian to be treated. Your pets fortunately have you to provide financial and medical support. When wildlife gets orphaned, sick or injured, whose responsibility is it to get it medical care and to pay for it? All...

Cape Wildlife Center: Loki Our Ambassador Screech Owl

Cape Wildlife Center is delighted to announce that we now have our first ambassador animal.  Loki, a red morph Eastern Screech Owl arrived at our hospital this summer in June.  He was brought to us by Wareham Department of Natural Resources ,injured, possibly hit by a...

Birds of Prey and Rat Poison

October is the month when we finally know it is Fall. Almost all of the center’s large mammals have been released; our small mammal babies are grown up enough to be on their own and find new homes, and our admission of birds of prey starts to rise. They are all...

Cape Wildlife Center: Lead Poisoning in Wildlife

Growing up wild and reaching adulthood and maybe even old age is no easy task.  In the natural  habitat there is the predator-prey food chain to contend with and unless you are at the top, it’s a constant battle.   Add to that all the dangers that humans bring to the...

Cape Wildlife Center News: What Do Animals Do in the Winter?

Winters on Cape Cod vary quite a bit from year to year.  They can begin in October or maybe in December.  They can end in April or stay mild all season.  The animals respond to both the decreasing temperatures and the decreasing light. This year it has stayed quite...

At the Center: Whooo’s Out There?

Cape Cod is home to many owl species. Some, like the Great Horned Owl, are very large and powerful. They can exert five hundred pounds per square inch of pressure with just their talons alone. Others, such as the Northern Saw-whet and Eastern Screech Owl, might appear...