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Wildlife Hotline: (516) 674-0982
Wildlife Center of Long Island
Wildlife Hotline: (516) 674-0982

Baby & Lady

Red-tailed Hawks

Baby and Lady, our duo of Red-tailed Hawks, arrived at our hospital in 2001 as separate admissions. Lady was admitted as a juvenile following a vehicle strike which caused irreparable damage to her eye, requiring removal. Baby was admitted that same year as a nestling with severe head trauma which required extensive rehabilitation for several months. Despite our best efforts to maintain Baby’s wildness, Baby was too acclimated to people for release to the wild.

Did You Know?

Red-tailed hawks are named for the rusty red color of their tail. However, they don’t get this color until their first molt when they are a year old. Juveniles have a light brown colored tail with horizontal stripes.

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Symbolically adopt one or more of our resident animals for yourself or as a gift to someone you love. Adoptions help us to provide professional care for our ambassador animals including veterinary visits, enclosure enhancements, high-quality food and enrichment. 

Help Us Support Wildlife

We rely on donations from the community to provide the best possible rescue, care and rehabilitation to Long Island’s Wildlife.

Meet Our Animal Ambassadors

Amelia

American Kestrel

Charlie

American Kestrel

Daisy

White Footed Mouse

Fig

Virginia Opossum

Hatch

Eastern Box Turtle

Hercules

Eastern Box Turtle

Jade

Diamondback Terrapin

Jasper

Diamondback Terrapin

Marcus

Great Horned owl

Otis

Eastern Screech Owl

Ping

Mallard Duck

Rosie

Eastern Box Turtle

Sheldon

Common Musk Turtle

Solomon

Barred Owl

Stash

Eastern Chipmunk

Tabitha & Timothy

Doves

Trixie

Eastern Box Turtle