This adorable group of ducklings was found trying to cross the Malahat Highway all alone! Their mom had been scared off and flew away. Some kind members of the public acted quickly, and put all nine of the babies into a box to move them to safety away from the busy road. The finder called Wild ARC and despite everyone's best efforts, the mother did not return for her babies. The ducklings were brought in for further assessment and care.
As these ducklings are very young, they will require frequent cleanings, monitoring and feedings. Our rehabilitation staff will make sure that they continue to grow at a healthy rate and develop all of the natural skills necessary for them to succeed upon release. Once the ducklings are older and have started to develop flight feathers, they will be transferred to enclosures with pools where they will stay until they are ready to be released.
At this unprecedented time, we are doing the best we can to continue providing support and care for all of the wild patients that come to us. The cost to look after these nine ducklings is great, as it will take a lot of food and staff time to make their successful rehabilitation possible. We are asking for your financial support to help us care for these beautiful ducklings. At this time, every little bit helps, so please consider financially partnering with us. Thank you for your continued donations that make the work we do possible.
Personal updates for the ducklings will be provided to anyone who donates to their campaign.
*Goal includes: treatments, regular health check, and daily care for the ducklings until they are ready to be released. If their medical costs and cost of care is less than is raised in their name, additional funds will provide care for other animals.