Animals of Xanadu
Meet our rescues and read their stories!
Another resident of the Xanadu farm-while rare for us to actually see him up close, he has been out for a visit or two in the cow barn, where we were able to get this glorious shot of him.
He can be seen flying through the lower woods near the entrance to the sanctuary, and he can be heard nightly from the front porch of the Welcome center. We do not interfere with the local wildlife routine and habits (short of leaving out leftover fruit/veggies for snacks), but we do enjoy capturing their movements and enjoying all that they add to this magical place.
This little guy is not an actual rescue, but he is a resident of the Xanadu farm. He is consistently seen waiting for the nightly snacks the staff leave out of fruit/veggies/seeds for the congregation of squirrels, raccoons, turkeys, chipmunks, possums, armadillos, and deer that live here with us. While we do not promote or allow actual human touch contact with the local wildlife, we do want them to feel just as safe and loved, and are working towards providing wildlife rehab soon for any injured wildlife in need. Rascal wants to be the program’s ambassador!
This sweet little guy got tangled in some fishing wire someone left behind in a lake at a local park near the Sanctuary. It caused an infection in his foot that would have become more serious had we not caught it in time. Flap stayed with us for several weeks, getting 1st class room and board and treatment, and then working with the Park employees, he was re-released to join his flock back on the lake. We were excited to have the means to help him, and we visit him often at the park with so many of his feathered duck and goose friends.