These centers specialize in providing medical care, proper nutrition and temporary shelter for wildlife in distress. The team of specialists, including veterinarians, biologists and animal caretakers, work collaboratively to assess the animals’ health and develop an individualized treatment and recovery plan.
In a rehabilitation center, wild animals receive proper care and constant monitoring of their progress. This may include medication, physical therapy, training to develop survival skills, and adaptation to their natural environment.
As the animals recover and become able to survive in the wild, they are prepared for release. The rehabilitation center works with local authorities and specialists to ensure the release into a suitable and safe habitat.
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center plays an essential role in species conservation and the promotion of wildlife welfare. Through the treatment and recovery of vulnerable animals, these centers contribute to maintaining biodiversity and restoring the natural balance of ecosystems.
A child’s involvement in a wildlife rehabilitation center can provide many opportunities for learning and development. Here are some things a child can learn from this experience:
These experiences can have a significant impact on the child’s socio-emotional development and understanding of his relationship with nature and animals.
Volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center can help a child later understand when a wild animal needs help and how appropriate assistance can be provided.
Through the direct experience and training received in such a center, the child can learn about the signs and behaviors that indicate a state of distress or need of a wild animal. He can learn to identify injured, weakened or traumatized animals and recognize symptoms of health problems.
The child can also learn about specific species and their natural needs. This can help them understand if a wild animal is in a situation where human intervention is needed, or if it is in a state where it can survive and fend for itself in its natural environment.
In addition, volunteering at a rehabilitation center can help the child understand the importance of contacting and consulting with specialists and responsible authorities to make informed decisions about assisting and saving wild animals.
Therefore, volunteering at a rehabilitation center can develop a child’s observation, understanding and decision-making skills regarding the needs of wild animals and the ability to provide appropriate help when needed.
By observing wild animals in their natural habitat and learning about their behavior, we can gain a deeper insight into what freedom means to them.
Wild animals live in natural environments where they can express their natural behaviors, move freely, forage for food, and meet their physiological and behavioral needs. They are adapted to their environment and have a complex set of specific needs. By observing how wild animals move, interact with their environment, and exercise their natural behaviors, we can understand that freedom means being able to live their lives naturally and fulfill their essential needs.
On the other hand, when wild animals are captive or restricted in a limited space, they no longer have the same freedom to express their natural behaviors and satisfy their needs. They may be subject to stress, frustration and may have difficulty adapting to the environment. Thus, knowledge of wild animals can help us understand the importance of ensuring adequate conditions of freedom and well-being for them.
In addition, learning about wild animals and the ecosystems in which they live can also contribute to understanding the interconnectedness of all living things and the importance of maintaining natural balance. The freedom of wild animals is closely related to the maintenance of their natural habitats and the conservation of biodiversity as a whole.
Therefore, knowing about wild animals can help us understand that their freedom is essential for their health and well-being and can contribute to the awareness of the importance of protecting and conserving their environment to give them the opportunity to live in a natural and free way.
There is a strong connection between respecting the freedom of wild animals and respecting the right to freedom of humans. Learning to respect the freedom of wild animals can help develop a mindset and fundamental values that extend to respect for human rights and freedoms. Here’s how this process can happen:
It is important to emphasize that continued education and influence are essential for these values to be cultivated and developed in a conscious and coherent way. By promoting respect for animal freedom
Time spent in a wildlife rehabilitation center can be extremely valuable and beneficial to the parent-child relationship as well as the child’s personal and educational development.
Working in a wildlife rehabilitation center can be an ideal parent-child bonding experience. This provides numerous benefits and opportunities for learning and interaction. Here are some reasons why this activity can be considered ideal:
Participating in activities at a rehabilitation center can help children appreciate the beauty and diversity of nature. These experiences can spark an interest in exploring and discovering more aspects of nature. It can stimulate them to explore and understand more about nature and different habitats and ecosystems. By getting involved in a wildlife rehabilitation center, children can develop a strong passion and desire to explore and protect nature, which can have significant benefits for their personal development and their relationship with the environment.
Every day, wild animals are injured and even killed because of the impact of human activities. Some of injured animals arrive at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center – ACDB from Petrești, a place where we are trying to keep them alive, improve their physical integrity and ability to survive, and reintroduce them into natural habitats. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center was established by ACDB in 2007 on the site of the former Zoo in Petrești, a few kilometers from Focsani. It is the first authorized center in Romania and is specialized in treating and rehabilitating several species of wild animals in difficulty.
At the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, injured animals arrive because of dramatic situations that endanger their lives. Veterinarians, biologists and volunteers sometimes perform miracles: to restore the locomotor capacity of a bear cub with the amputated paw by a train, to feed two orphaned lynx cubs, to feed at every two hours a newborn deer, or remove the shots (pellets) from the wing of a shot bird. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center froom Focșani, is one of the most efficient places where a wild animal can be rehabilitated.
Professional staff (veterinarians, biologists, wildlife specialists, etc.) as well volunteers dedicate passionately they free time for the center activities. They are involved in daily management and maintenance activities, so that from one month to another we manage to improve the survival and rehabilitation rate for wildlife. We strongly believe that, together, we can improve the life-saving process of endangered animals!
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is authorized for the rehabilitation of wildlife at national level. However, the operational procedures for rapid intervention in certain serious cases, and the intervention time required for traveling over very long distances is a factor to be taken into account in assuming some cases. In this context, for operationality, the Center will prioritize the interventions at regional level and the cases located near other rehabilitation centers will be directed to them.