GPS Address:

3400 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Come on down to PRWC to visit some of our residents. We are open 365 days a year from 11:00 to 4:00 for visitors and from 8:00 to 5:00 for injured animal intake.

Osprey (mis)adventures

Thursday, 20 April 2017 by

It is definitely spring.  Peace River Wildlife Center is being inundated by birds suffering from DBS.  In all honesty, they don’t actually suffer from it as much as we do.  DBS is Dumb Baby Syndrome.  It is the equivalent of adolescent children getting into trouble by making poor life choices. For instance, a girl-child might

Barred owl re-nest

Thursday, 13 April 2017 by

Peace River Wildlife Center admitted a branching barred owl this week.  The little guy had fallen out of his nest in a tree cavity at a local park.  Observers were watching the family and reported that there were two other babies still in the nest—a clutch size of two to three is normal for barred

Here come the babies

Saturday, 08 April 2017 by

It’s THAT time of year again.  The restaurants, roads, and beaches are bustling with spring break tourist traffic.  The seasonal residents are basking in the knowledge that their northern neighbors are still freezing their buns off.  The locals are reveling in one of the best economic times this area has seen in a while.  The

Make mine chocolate!

Friday, 31 March 2017 by

The Easter Bunny dates back to the late 17th century, when German folklore reports that a hare would deliver eggs to good children.  Since most birds begin to lay eggs in the early spring and rabbits and hares are quite prolific breeders, both have become associated with the earth’s rebirth after a long cold winter

Happy birthday, Luna

Thursday, 23 March 2017 by

Peace River Wildlife Center is a wildlife rehabilitation facility.  Our primary mission is to treat and release injured an orphaned wildlife.  Secondarily, we strive to educate people about native Florida wildlife.  Animals that will be released are not legally permitted to be on display to the public, but there are those that come in too

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