Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre was founded in 2007 by ACDB, on the surface of the former Petrești Zoo, a few kilometers away from Focșani. This is the first authorized centre in Romania and specializes in treating and rehabilitating needy wildlife species.
Besides natural causes, many of them get to our centre because of vehicle or construction collisions or because of animal abuse.
Decreasing the anthropic impact on wildlife has become an important necessity regarding deforestation, economic activities, extending inhabited areas to the detriment of the wildlife natural habitat. Raising people’s awareness regarding their role in saving, treating and if possible, reintroducing animals in their proper environment represents an important stage to readjust the nature-human balance.
The Centre’s objective is to rehabilitate injured or sick wildlife and release them back into their natural environment.
In the same time, the Centre aims to educate people about what necessary actions they have to take when they find endangered wildlife.
• Providing medical and recovery care for all wild animals brought in the Centre.
• Providing rehabilitation programs to release animals back into the wilderness.
Some of the succes stories from the Center:
• So far, over 350 wild animals have been treated and returned to nature.
• In 2018, a juvenile bear (eight months old) was hit by the train in Bixad. Although the condition of the bear was initially severe, after the treatment it began to feel better and to give us hope that it would soon return to the forests of Covasna.
• Two orphan lynx cubs returned to natural habitats after a rehabilitation period that lasted 2 years.
• The otter called Lennon, a pup brutally separated from family, were raised by us, with innovative rehabilitation techniques by reconstruction in captivity of environmentally similar spaces in nature.
• Rehabilitation of lynx called “Freckle” – the lynx came to the center and was released in the Vrancea mountain area, becoming the first rehabilitated lynx cub in Romania and the first case for which there are success data in Europe.
• The “Five Feet” Bear – it lost a member after being injured by the train. It was treated at the Center and successfully released in a natural area in Harghita County.