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Wounded and dead animals

Rescue Department

According to the Nature Conservation and Animal Welfare Acts, every effort must be made in order to help a wild animal which is sick, injured or otherwise in a helpless state. Sometimes the only way to help a severely injured animal is to end its suffering.

The animal rescue team of the Helsinki City Rescue Department helps animals that are sick, injured or in distress in the area of the City of Helsinki. Any such cases should be reported to Helsinki City Rescue Department, tel. 09 310 30151. 

Wild Animal Hospital

Helsinki Zoo has cared for injured wild animals for almost all of its 120 year history. The Wild Animal Shelter was reopened in October 2006, with its activities now funded by the Ministry of the Environment and the City of Helsinki. The shelter aims to help in all problem situations involving wild animals all across Finland.

Injured animals from the wild can be taken to Korkeasaari Zoo in quarantine section. Animals that need care will be received when the zoo is open. Rehabilitated animals will be released back to nature.

Korkeasaari Zoo cannot collect the animals. You should consult personnel about delivering animals to be taken care. Telephone inquires will be answered 12 - 1 pm tel. 09 310 37887. E-mail: zoo.palosaari(at)

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