Found Wildlife

Finding Wildlife

Information about what to do with a variety of wildlife including baby ducks, opossums, raccoons, bobcats, coyotes, and fledgling birds is available on the Irvine Police Department Animal Services web page here.

Most wildlife babies are not orphaned! Animal parents care about their young as much as human parents and provide the best care. Most animal parents will only return when all threats (including people) are gone. This can take several hours. We encourage you to leave (or put back) the orphaned animal where it was found. Many people are surprised when the parents quickly return.

The closest wildlife rehabilitation center in Orange County is the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach. More information and a list of the species the wildlife center cares for can be found at

For location, hours, and directions to the Irvine Animal Care Center, click here.

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