Animals in the wild hide illness or injury as long as possible—to show weakness is often to become prey for something else. So when an animal in capitivity shows symptoms, it is often very late in the process.
That is where the close bond between our wildlife educators and the animals they care for is most crucial. That very tight bond means the very first signs of distress—a cough, a slight limp, a small injury—will be noticed, and because of the level of trust built between the animals and their human companions here at the sanctuary we are able to investigate, and act, quickly.
Preventive care is our top priority, and the animals at our sanctuary receive regular checks-ups, immunizations, science-based nutrition and nutritional supplements. We have a team of veterinarians on call 24 hours a day to provide clinical, medical and surgical care.