Faune Alfort, the only wild animal hospital in Île-de-France

In the heart of the intensive care unit, we hear a pipe pumping oxygen while the hospital director reads information from a medical file in a low voice – the patient must not be disturbed: a hedgehog.

Like many animals who arrive at Faune Alfort, the only hospital in the Paris region to treat wildlife, this hedgehog was a victim of the urbanized environment. He was found with a broken leg, stuck in a garden fence.

Last year, a record was broken: 7,730 animals belonging to 121 different species passed through the doors of this hospital located in (the National Veterinary School of Alfort), in the Paris suburbs. This figure increases every year as the expansion of the French capital erodes natural habitats, forcing animals to adapt and sometimes struggle to survive in urban environments. “You don’t have to go halfway around the world to encounter wild animals,” assures Céline Grisot, the director, dressed in an olive green laboratory coat. “Their presence is increasingly important in urban areas, they come to seek refuge there when they no longer have their own space because their territory is encroached on. These animals have an astonishing capacity for resilience.”

Whether it is wild boars in Rome and Japan, otters in Singapore, leopards in Bombay or even the omnipresent urban foxes in London, wild animals have learned to live alongside humans – and often in safety. from their gaze.

At the origin of this Parisian association, there is the idea that residents and veterinarians should not only take care of domestic animals, but also of the wildlife that surrounds them. Injured and sick animals admitted to Faune Alfort receive medical care within the hospital then are placed for rehabilitation in an enclosure or aviary. The goal is to prepare them for release back where they were found or into another suitable environment.

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