South Florida possesses a stunning collection of wildlife, from alligators to manatees, inhabiting its diverse landscapes. However, the advance of urban areas, surging temperatures and environmental pollution have thrown these creatures into jeopardy, endangering their habitats and wellbeing.
The South Florida Wildlife Center emerges as a beacon of hope in this narrative, tirelessly working to rescue, rehabilitate and release native animals while educating the public and engaging students and volunteers.
“Our mission is to protect wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation and education,” said Charlotte Cournoyer, medical director at the center.
The center’s dedication shines through as they actively address the challenges facing their region’s wildlife, focusing on reducing animal admissions and fostering awareness.
South Florida Wildlife Center is located at 3200 SW 4th Ave. People can drop off injured animals from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week.