Mule Deer have large ears that move constantly and independently, from whence they get their name. They do not run as other deer, but have a peculiar and distinctive bounding leap with all 4 feet coming down together. In this fashion, they can reach a speed of 45 m.p.h. for short periods. Mule Deer move between the forest edges at higher elevations to the desert floor, depending on the season.

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Collaborative Partners and Supporters

Project Wildlife works in cooperation with the following agencies and organizations to provide critical services to the native wildlife and residents of San Diego County.

Government Agencies
Nonprofit Organizations

Care Center

Wildlife Care Center
Custer Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Directions & Map
Open 7 days a week
(except Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day)
Staff/Volunteer hours: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Drop-off area is open 24/7.

To speak to a representative during business hours 10am - 6pm, call 619-299-7012.
For after-hours emergencies, call your local police department or San Diego Humane Society's Humane Law Dispatch 619-243-3466.

Outside of San Diego County?
If you are outside of our geographical area, please visit the emergency page of Wildlife International or contact your local Department of Animal Control or state Fish and Game office.

Media Resources

Resources for the media to learn more about the good work Project Wildlife provides San Diego County.

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Wish List

A donation from our wish list is a great way to support our efforts and help San Diego wildlife.