Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
It’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.
A 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.
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.
An injured loon rescued from a frozen lake in Northern Minnesota earlier this month is making a nice recovery. The Larson family pulled the juvenile loon from Bottle Lake after noticing it stuck out on the ice. The loon had been unable to move or eat.
A 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.
During this year’s open of waterfowl season, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center admitted more trumpeter swans for bullet wounds than ever before.
A 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.”
The 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.
Minnesota 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.
Once endangered, hundreds of trumpeter swans can now be seen along the St. Croix River near Hudson, Wis. But bird lovers are concerned for the swans’ health because of what the drought has revealed beneath the water and ice.
An injured woodpecker has found a new home at the Minnesota Zoo after spending almost a year at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville.
When the DNR does a controlled burn, what happens to the wildlife? Good Question.
A dangerous virus is spreading around the raccoon population and it’s prompting warnings in the Twin Cities. The animals are suffering from canine distemper.