The stronger bird of a pair of conjoined robins found in Utah this summer has been released. According to KSL.com, the bird required extensive therapy and medical care to recover from the ordeal of being joined to its sibling with a piece of twine that bound their wings together as they grew. The smaller bird needed part of its wing amputated when the birds were separated, but it has a happy home at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah, where it will likely become the center’s mascot.
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah cares for roughly 1,400 birds and small animal each year, working to release them back into the wild where they belong whenever possible. Approximately 200 of the birds the center cares for annually are American robins.
If you find an injured bird, do you know what to do? Contact a bird rescue center for help!
Juvenile American Robin
Photo © Tony Hisgett