Wildlife Rehab Center Overwhelmed With Unorphaned AnimalsIt's the time of year when you notice baby robins, baby bunnies and even the occasional fawn in your back yard. Homeowners like to protect and care for these animals, but this year they may be caring a little too much.
Swan Poisoned By Lead Rescued From Frozen RiverA group of people came together to rescue a sick swan from the ice -- and it's all captured on video. The swan had been seen stuck in the ice since earlier this week, and it was showing signs of lead poisoning.
Family Rescues Young Loon From Frozen LakeA loon trapped on a frozen lake is alive and recovering Friday night thanks to the help of one Minnesota family. The Larson family rescued the bird off of Bottle Lake in northern Minnesota after noticing it hadn't moved in days and wasn't eating.
Rare Hummingbird Found In St. Paul Now Back HomeA hummingbird found far away from home in a St. Paul yard is now back home. Roufus hummingbirds are from the Pacific Northwest and winter in Mexico. Experts think the bird got lost in our first snow storm.
More Trumpeter Swans Getting Shot In MinnesotaDuring this year's open of waterfowl season, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center admitted more trumpeter swans for bullet wounds than ever before.
Rare Hummingbird's St. Paul Detour Causes Nat'l BuzzA rare hummingbird found in St. Paul is caught in the middle of a national decision on where to send it. A St. Paul resident found a rufous hummingbird in their backyard a few days before Monday's snowstorm. "The homeowner was very concerned, knowing that the bird was really out of territory," said Phil Jenni, executive director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. "Typically we do not take healthy, adult animals."
Wildlife Rehab Center Sees Big Increase In PatientsThe Twin Cities may be an urban environment, but wildlife still surrounds the area. Living in close quarters can sometimes cause injuries to animals, and that's where the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center steps in - a non-profit that’s having one of its busiest years ever. For more than 30 years, it's been the healing sanctuary for sick and injured animals from all over Minnesota. Veterinarian Renee Schott says the center takes in a variety of animals.
Baby Animals May Not Need Your HelpMinnesota is in the midst of a baby boom. Everything from squirrels to birds to bunnies to deer is breeding and that has the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center busy.
Good Question: How Do Controlled Burns Affect Wildlife?When the DNR does a controlled burn, what happens to the wildlife? Good Question.