“Most of the animals treated here have been affected by human incidents.”

They are really very small: “They came here only an hour ago. They found them themselves, on the ground, without their parents nearby. We will take care of them and keep them until they fly. These two babies managed to escape.

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They are really very small: “They came here only an hour ago. They found them themselves, on the ground, without their parents nearby. We will take care of them and keep them until they fly. These two babies managed to escape.

We save here. Finally, we try to save. It doesn’t always work. When the surgery finally opened in March, the first animal to be operated on by veterinarian Hara Lopez Harakemada was a hobby falcon. “He had a broken wing. He had to press and straighten the bones. This bird was shot down by a vehicle. He has since died of something else.

Stress is deadly

Death is deadly here. “Animals that come to the center are always in bad shape, even in very bad shape,” explains Norian. Some have been injured for a long time. »The operating room reduces treatment time. Earlier, six employees of the center had to take the animal to one of the partner veterinary clinics.

“Kingfishers, woodpeckers, hooves are very heartbroken. Ten minutes of suffering can be fatal for them.

It was difficult. And without that, the maximum stressful state of animals can be fatal. Many animals have extremely fragile hearts. “We are potential predators,” Noriane continues. The less they see us, the less they know us, the more they are afraid. Kingfishers, woodpeckers, hooves are very cordial. Ten minutes of suffering can be fatal for them. And then only wild animals that do not live with humans come here. »

This young kestrel is fixed in a box in the LPO care center in Odense.


This young kestrel is fixed in a box in the LPO care center in Odense.

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But how do you know? Animals do not talk. “There are signs, the beak is wide open, very strong arousal, eyes wide. Some also sometimes close their eyes. Predators are less afraid. The fox has no predators, so it is less tense. Rabbit, yes. “So what to do? “Go fast. Putting them to sleep is difficult because the dosage is difficult. We can also isolate them and wait until the stress drops a bit.”

“This kite should be ready in late August or early September to reach Africa with other kites. He will have to cover 2,000 to 4,000 kilometers. “

For example, there is a kite that a veterinarian holds in his arms. He is a little afraid of everyone. As a result of a collision with a car, he received a fracture of the ulna. These birds can find dead prey near the road. His wing is bandaged for 21 days. “Then we will rehabilitate him,” Noriane said. It should be ready in late August or early September to travel to Africa with other kites. He will have to cover from 2,000 to 4,000 kilometers. »

This black kite is a little scared.  He must recover quickly: he needs to travel from 2 to 4,000 kilometers to reach Africa with his relatives at the end of August ...


This black kite is a little scared. He must recover quickly: he needs to travel from 2 to 4,000 kilometers to reach Africa with his relatives at the end of August …

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30,000 receptions

Every year more and more animals come to the center of Odesa. More than 30,000 were welcomed from the beginning. “Not everyone needs surgery, some just have wounds. Others just need a bandage. Or the radio. Five actual operations have taken place since March. Now the center has about 200 inhabitants: “Deer, foxes, owls, buzzards, hedgehogs, air changes and more. The peak of activity occurs on sunny days, in particular during childbirth. In summer we can have 40 visits a day, compared to 10-20 in winter. »

There is not enough space here. There are boxes, cages, aviaries to put all these animals on their feet. Important: “We must preserve our biodiversity so that our children, our grandchildren, and finally everyone can watch these wild animals later,” Norianne insists. It is an incredible happiness to have this wildlife. We are always amazed when so many animals come to us. Every year we break records. »

“We have never had victims of an intraspecific fight”

They have less and less space. They are not the ones who get closer to Men, but the Men who gradually gnaw the whole surface. “The fact that accidents and injured animals happen later is almost fatal in this situation. The vast majority of animals that fall into the center are injured as a result of incidents with humans. Sometimes one animal was injured by another. But this is rare. And if so, it is usually eaten by a predator, this is the law of nature. We never have casualties as a result of an intraspecific fight. »

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