A Year in Review – A Record Number of Animals Treated

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In 2021, more than 4,000 animals were treated by Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. This is the highest number treated in recent history. Take a look at a few photos of some of our interesting wild patients throughout the year, captured by volunteer photographer Ken Forman. If you find orphaned, injured, or sick wildlife, please call Greenwood at 303-823-8455 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.

This orphaned Least Chipmunk enjoys a berry in its enclosure, complete with a running wheel for enrichment. Photo Credit: Ken Forman.
In this photo, a juvenile hummingbird is growing in its adult feathers. Rehabilitators guessed it was a Broad-tailed Hummingbird. They knew for sure once its plumage entirely changed. Photo Credit: Ken Forman.
Greenwood receives hundreds of ducklings, mostly mallards, each summer. Orphans are released just a short 2.5 months later. Photo Credit: Ken Forman.
Two Red Fox kits came into Greenwood’s care after they were found orphaned near their deceased siblings. These kits were lucky to be saved! They did well in rehab and were released as competent little hunters this past July. Photo Credit: Ken Forman.
This Mountain Bluebird is shown perched on one of the many swinging branches in one of Greenwood’s bird enclosures. Most avian patients spend at least a week reacclimating to the outdoors before release. Photo Credit: Ken Forman.
This Northern Shoveler came to Greenwood after it was found stuck in waste water at a treatment plant. After medications, rest, and nutritious food, it was released into the wild.  Photo Credit: Ken Forman

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