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.

Thank you, volunteers

Friday, 24 February 2017 by

We often talk about the number of animals we see at Peace River Wildlife Center.  Let’s look at the number of people that impact and are impacted by PRWC.  By rough estimate, we have approximately 90,000 visitors each year coming to the Center to tour our permanent residents’ habitats and learn more about native Florida

X-ray vision

Thursday, 16 February 2017 by

I spent the last week in Orlando at a veterinary conference.  Did you know that Orlando is Latin for “way too much traffic in one place?”  That may be an alternative fact, but I could believe it, and that seems to have become the hallmark for truth lately.  Not only is there too much traffic,

The other crane report

Thursday, 02 February 2017 by

Once upon a time there was a sandhill crane named Chickie Pants.  Well, in all fairness, that is probably not the name his biological parents gave him.  But since it can sometimes be difficult to translate Cranese to modern English (the accent alone make most words almost impossible to pronounce) his foster parents at Peace

Vacations, interrupted

Thursday, 26 January 2017 by

A recent trip to my favourite place, Englewood Beach, was fraught with peril.  There actually was a fair amount of sand on the beach, which is the good news for those of us keeping score on that battle with Mother Nature, but it was so loosely-packed that it made walking difficult.  On top of that

2016 by the numbers

Thursday, 19 January 2017 by

The numbers are in and the winner is…Peace River Wildlife Center and the Charlotte Harbor community!  Our year-end reports have been tabulated and the numbers of patients seen at PRWC have set some records—both good and bad. The total number of patients seen in the 2016 calendar year is 2,246.  Our patient intake numbers have