5401 E Martin Luther King Blvd, Austin, TX
Sometimes stereotypes about animal people loving animals because they hate people aren’t just stereotypes, they are reality. Austin is lucky to have this organization of caring wildlife rehabbers and visiting veterinarians to take animals to. I’m so happy that Austin Wildlife Rescue has undertaken the difficult and harrowing task of receiving, caring for, and when possible saving injured or otherwise helpless wild animals that require care. Great people, performing amazing charitable work, protecting animals and helping a community. Pulling onto the property you can easily see that this is a great sanctuary for healing, recovery, and adaptation for many types of animals by the thick shaded overhead cover, distance from the traffic noise on MLK, and the serene feeling that the workers provide. I am not aware of how many animals they take in, but I do see that they need volunteers, and money or donations to help them care for deer, birds, rabbits, and all other animals that you may find in the Central Texas Area. So if you should find the need to have a wild animal cared for, and you have it in your heart to rescue them. As a side note* I placed a phone call on the previous night and left a voice mail…. well they DID return the call to ensure I was attended to, the animal taken care of, and not assume that I was “That guy” who brought in the turtle on the same day. Wait, what? After calling 311, we got ready to head out to Austin Wildlife Rescue. Having never needed to bring in an animal or call about a wounded animal before, I was not sure if they’d deal with these animals or if they dealt only with bigger wildlife. While the service is free, they need all the donations they can get since medical supplies ain’t free so if you bring them an animal try to give what you can. Unlike Animal Control for strays dogs and cats and annoying neighbors’ roosters, Wildlife Rescue was extremely helpful, and we were at their facility within the hour.
National Mexican Turtle Center
In the face of the imminent extinction of the diversity of turtle species, the Mexican government called for the creation of the National Mexican Turtle Center in September of 1991. All varieties of sea turtle that live in coastal waters of Mexico are on exhibit. There are 6 species of fresh water turtles and 2 species of land turtles. Biologists, veterinarians, and research groups study turtle behavior, diet, and monitor the quality of water in the tanks to gain insight into the problem of the protection of the species. Specific objectives are: 1) To distribute information regarding conservation and legislation for turtle protection, 2) to conduct scientific and technological research for turtle management, development, and conservation, 3) to promote the ecological tourism concept in the region, and 4) to support the community growth and development in the region. The Turtle Center has started an agriforestry project and a chicken farm to help provide locals with alternatives to turtle harvesting. Turtles of the Oaxacan Coast English Spanish Latin Description green turtle tortuga verdeblanca Chelonia mydas sea turtle, 3 to 4 feet long, weighing 100 to 200 pounds, vegetarian. Photo hawksbill tortuga carey Eretmochelysimbricata sea turtle, 3 to 4 feet long, weighing 30 to 100 pounds, usually brown with shingle-like overlapping scales, omnivorous. Leatherback tortuga laud, de altura, machincuepo Dermochelyscoriacea sea turtle, 7 to 8 feet long, weighing almost a ton, world’s largest turtle. Playa Escobilla is the main breeding ground for the Olive Ridley or Golfina turtle. The Turtle Center maintains a research facility on Playa Escobilla. As a result of the preoccupation of government forces at Huatulco with searching for the rebels involved in the August 1996 attack on Huatulco, their previous duties of guarding Escobilla beach where the Golfina, an endangered sea turtle, lays its eggs were abandoned.
National Marine Life Center
For $35, you can symbolically adopt a patient at the National Marine Life Center! The list of available adoptees is below. A personalized adoption certificate; An 8 1/2â€³ x 11â€³ profile with photo of your chosen animal; A 10â€³ plush seal or turtle toy; and. It’s a $85 value for only $35! Best of all, your adoption donation will help provide the food, medicine, supplies, and care your animal needs to get well and be released back into the ocean. Naming Sponsorship!Want to help more? Naming Sponsorships are available for many of the turtles. Your $500 naming sponsorship pays for even more of the food, medicine, supplies, equipment, electricity, and professional care that each turtle needs to recover. Each sponsorship comes with all the benefits of a regular symbolic adoption PLUS the opportunity to NAME the turtle you choose, a “Behind-the-Scenes” Tour for up to eight people, and an “Animal Caretaker” Experience for up to two people. Please use the “Special Instructions” or “Instructions to Merchant” section to indicate to whom you want the Adoption Certificate addressed, and, if desired, a gift message. Otherwise, we will assume the person ordering the package is the person who should be named on the certificate. Please use the “Shipping Address” to indicate to whom the package should be mailed. Please note you can avoid any shipping charges by stopping by the National Marine Life Center at 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, to purchase your Adoption Package in person. Please call first before you stop by to make sure someone is available in the office, as we otherwise may be in with the animals. Please use the “Special Instructions” section to indicate to whom you want the Adoption Certificate addressed, and, if desired, a gift message.
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