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

Tabitha & Timothy

Doves

Tabitha and Timothy are our pair of ambassador Doves. While these two doves get along beautifully, they are actually different species. Tabitha is a Eurasian Collared Dove, a species that does not occur in the wild here. As an abandoned pet, Tabitha was found struggling to survive in the wild. Timothy, a native Mourning Dove, was found in the wild approaching people and landing on their heads for attention. We suspect Timothy was illegally raised by people and released back to the wild. This wonderful pair can be seen on our educational programs helping us to teach the importance of keeping wildlife wild and never releasing pets outdoors.

Did You Know?

Mourning Doves are named for their sad sounding vocalization which is said to sound like a person in mourning. This coo, heard during the daytime, is often mistaken for the call of an owl!

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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

Baby & Lady

Red-tailed Hawks

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

Trixie

Eastern Box Turtle