Remarkable healing is commonplace at our wildlife centers. Case in point: this male Canvasback at our San Francisco Bay center. He arrived with severe hock lesions, as well as a broken toe.
For weeks, you may have seen this diving duck on our live BirdCam, wearing a waterproof “shoe” to protect the healing fracture while he comingled with grebes and a Bufflehead.
Despite these severe injuries, the Canvasback has done extremely well in care, and we’re optimistic about eventual release.