Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Last week the caregivers at the Long Beach Animal Hospital asked if the Aquarium wanted to take the Snowy Egret. I passed the request onto Dudley, our curator of mammals and birds. Dudley talked to Dr. Lance, the Aquarium’s veterinarian, about the egret and its rescue. Lance agreed to take on the bird’s rehabilitation and the egret was picked up and is now in quarantine in the Aquarium’s bird holding area for at least 30 days.
Dudley said that the egret is doing “OK.” It was tube-fed over the weekend and has now started taking fish; however, it still will not stand on its own. If the egret cannot be released back into the wild, the current plan is to provide it with a home in Shorebird Sanctuary, if possible.
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