Donate to the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center and help us save animals like these baby roadrunners!
Cartoons are not exactly known for accurately depicting life. But the old Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons got one thing right—showcasing a roadrunner's ability to run, fast. So fast that they can catch rattlesnakes! But, unlike the cartoon, roadrunners can't always outrun danger, especially if they're little babies trying to stay in their nest despite fierce Santa Ana winds.
Recently a nest of two roadrunner chicks were blown out of a pepper tree by those strong Santa Ana winds. The nest had been destroyed and both chicks were on the ground, one with apparent injuries. Luckily the chicks had fallen in the yard of one of our neighbors. The homeowner, knowing we could care for them, brought them to our center.
Thankfully, the roadrunners had not sustained any major injuries and within a few weeks were in our outdoor rehabilitation enclosure learning how to hunt and forage on their own. After a few weeks in our care, they were ready to go back to the wild. We arranged for them to be released under the same tree they had fallen out of and when they emerged from their carrier, they immediately began to scratch through the leaf litter and nibble on different plants like they had never been away.
At the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, we rehabilitate and release injured, ill and orphaned native wildlife, like these baby roadrunners, and provide sanctuary for the center's permanent residents. Your support allows us to continue this life-saving work
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