Compassionate Care: Assisting Animals in Rehabilitation and Beyond

  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

Our project aims to address the issue of animals in rehabilitation and other facilities needing specialized care and attention due to various reasons such as injuries, loss of habitat, or human interference. We strive to promote awareness and provide care to these animals, advocating for their well-being and conservation.

Our Plan

We are volunteering at places like animal rehab centers to lend a hand in caring for various animals. Our goal? To get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, understand why they need our help, and explore what it means for their survival and well-being. Our first stint as volunteers happened in February 2024 at the Randall Museum in San Francisco, CA. We teamed up with the caretaker for two special crows, Trouble and Phil. Our job? Prepping their meals and serving them up! We whipped up a mix of wild bird seeds, nuts (like pecans), lettuce, blueberries, mealworms, and ground turkey. Trouble, the dominant one of the duo, always gets first dibs on food, especially those mealworms she likes to dip in water before chomping down. Here is the scoop on Trouble and Phil: they are what we call 'imprinted animals. This means they were taken from their nest and kept as pets by someone. Crows are omnivores, meaning they eat a bit of everything and can thrive in different places like redwood forests, grasslands, and even cities. And get this—they are clever enough to mimic human sounds and chatter, though parrots might still have them beat in that department. We had a blast hanging out with Trouble and Phil, and big thanks to the Randall Museum Staff for letting us join in on this awesome experience!

Themes Addressed

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    Endangered Species
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The Benefit

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