This American robin was successfully rehabilitated after breaking its shoulder blade. In order to keep the bone stable and give it time to heal, the bird had its wing wrapped to its body for two weeks. Just like a human would have a cast or sling. But because bird’s have a much faster metabolism than mammals, the birds broken bone will heal in 1/4 the time it would take a human!Marco Venturoli, our senior technician, is shown here releasing the robin back into the woodlands behind our Center.
Photos courtesy of Ashley Kramer, Student Intern.