Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program

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Each year, thousands of protected, threatened, or endangered species along the Texas coast become ill or injured. Some have been impaired by predators, diseases, or other natural causes. Most are brought to our facility with problems caused directly or indirectly by humans. This includes entanglement in fishing line, nets, or lures, and even illegal harassment and shootings. The goal of the Texas State Aquarium’s Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program is to rehabilitate and, whenever possible, return the animals to their natural environment. The Aquarium’s Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program is federally permitted and operates under rigorous standards established by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

The Texas State Aquarium Wildlife Rehabilitation Program is able to care for:

Shorebirds
Egrets
Gulls
Oystercatchers
Pelicans
Plovers
Sandpipers
Skimmers
Spoonbills
Stilts
Terns

Raptors (Birds of Prey)
Eagles
Falcons
Hawks
Owls

 

Marine Mammals

Sea Turtles