Caring & Sharing: Wildwoods Rehabilitation: caring for wildlife and the humans who care, too

Dec 29, 2017

Infant porcupines are called "porcupettes." This one, Spique, had to be hand-raised after being separated from her mother. Now she calls the Minnesota Zoo home.
Credit ©Lisa Johnson

In a sense, Wildwoods Rehabilitation spends more time caring for humans than they do caring for orphaned and injured wildlife.

Especially in the spring and summer, more than half their phone conversations are providing information and assistance to people who want to know if the fawn has been abandoned, are the baby rabbits ok and what should I do with the owl I just found alongside the road.

"There's been a huge shift (in public attitude)," says Tara Smith.  "This is why we live here."

This interview originally aired on December 7, 2017