Wildlife Rehabilitation

 Our veterinarian, Dr Ian Walker, working on a Longtail

Our veterinarian, Dr Ian Walker, working on a Longtail

 Assessing a dead Humpback whale found at Arial Sands

Assessing a dead Humpback whale found at Arial Sands

Through our Wildlife Receipt Centre (WRC) at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ), we are responsible for the receipt and, if necessary, rehabilitation of local wildlife. 

Local wildlife encompasses any animal found in the Bermuda environment that is wild. It does not include pests, feral, invasive, pet or domestic animals like chickens, cats or dogs. 

Sick, emaciated and/or injured wildlife can be brought into or reported to the WRC and our staff at BAMZ can help. We are experienced in working with multiple species, ranging from something as small as a tree frog to as large as a whale.

All endemic or native species received are examined by our veterinarian, assessed as to their health and released as soon as possible to prevent habituation onto humans.  Where possible they are tagged before release back to the wild.

The most common animals received into WRC are marine turtles and seabirds.  5 of the world’s 7 sea turtles can be found locally with Green Turtles making up the bulk of those populations.  

Many different seabirds can be found locally simply due to the fact Bermuda is an oceanic island.  Gulls and Tropicbirds are the most common birds received at the WRC but other flying creatures like shorebirds, wading birds, raptors and bats can find themselves under the dedicated care of a staff member at BAMZ also. 

Members of the public can call for pick up (293-2727) or bring the injured animal directly to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ).