Darwin Animal Doctors


Finch Rescue at the Clinic!!!

Recently a young man with a box in his hands rang the bell at our clinic in the Galapagos asking if we could help him. In the box was a young Finch, and it appeared to be injured.

Finch fledgling upon arrival

Our vets agreed to take care of the bird and find someone who could help it long term. Unfortunately, being a Sunday it was difficult to get hold of  people. Luckily after calling Arturo, director of the Galapagos National Park, we were contacted by Andrea Loyola, a vet at the Galapagos National Park. While we waited for her to come check out the bird, Mayra prepared a cat cage from the clinic to keep the bird safe!

Building a makeshift home for the little bird!!

Building a makeshift home for the little bird!!

After a short time, help had arrived!! We asked what they were going to do with it the little bird and as luck would have it, at this moment some scientists are working to save Mangrove Finches and are taking care of fledglings at the Charles Darwin Station!

Home Sweet Home!!!

Home Sweet Home!!!

We felt pretty good having been able save the bird. Some would say, who cares, it is just a bird…well yes but it is better to have one more than one less. Don’t you agree?

We will do our best to keep everyone updated on the birds condition, we wish it a speedy recovery!!!

For more information on the effort to save the Mangrove Finches visit: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scientists-raid-mangrove-finch-nests-as-they-battle-to-save-birds-discovered-by-charles-darwin-from-extinction-10125363.html


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