The last time I did a post about Older Daughter’s Wild Angels Wildlife Rehab, I was introducing you to new baby raccoons, a fawn, and a couple of baby birds. Today, there is a new introduction to make and updates all around. Three weeks ago, there were raccoons who were doing well enough to move to an outdoor enclosure, but there were two new little raccoons who definitely looked as if they might NOT make it. They were discovered and rescued too late in the starvation process. Older worked and worked with these two. They were being force-fed, they were on medications, and they were receiving subQ fluids. It was a roller coaster ride – some days one would seem a little better, then worse the next day. About that time, the other one would rally and then begin to fail again. Older just kept trying. Now, three weeks later, Older thinks they just might be (FINALLY) to a stable place. They are doing better and there seems to be some progress now. Thank goodness! Here are those two babies.
And here is the group that has been living in the outdoor enclosure. When this group gets a little bit older (and as long as everybody stays healthy) they will be released.
Three weeks ago I showed you pictures of two little starlings. Baby birds grow quickly. These babies were being hand-fed by Older every hour from sun-up to sundown. Slowly she taught them how to noodle around in the grass and hunt for themselves. They lived in an outdoor bird enclosure for a while and learned to feed themselves. They have now been successfully released.
I did not give an update in the June 8th post about all of the baby opossums that Older received earlier this season. Opossums are VERY difficult to keep alive and very slow to mature enough to care for themselves. You might remember that these babies lived in Older’s new incubator for quite a while. Well, look at them now. Just a couple of weeks ago, they moved to their own outdoor enclosure.
Finally Older had only one fawn the last time I wrote about Wild Angels. There has been an addition. As much as no one wants ANY baby animal to be abandoned, deer do better if they have another deer. These two babies will grow up together. How cute is this!
Older Daughter is doing wonderful work! I’m VERY proud of her.
See you tomorrow for another rescue story at Husband’s place of employment. This one came together really quickly . . . and just in time.