This calendar year witnessed a record number of injured and orphaned wild animals receiving a helping hand. It was only possible due to the staff and volunteers at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville.
During this year’s open of waterfowl season, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center admitted more trumpeter swans for bullet wounds than ever before.
Despite warnings to hunters, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it is investigating a number of trumpeter swan deaths.
There are few places in Minnesota where the raw beauty of wildlife comes so close, so loud. The astonishing sight of hundreds, at times thousands, of trumpeter swans creates a stirring cacophony across the Mississippi River’s frigid waters.