Sooty Tern

This sooty tern was brought in to the Hawaii Wildlife Rescue extremely weak and severely underweight. He couldn’t stand or walk. Since seabirds are not used to being on land and laying on their keel (chest area) for extended periods of time, as an extra measure of protection he gets this fashionable getup to prevent sores from developing while he builds strength. He still needs to gain more weight, but is making progress and can now stand and walk around! Mahalo nui to our friends at Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation for their recent grant to our medical fund, which makes this and many other bandages possible!