Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

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We are open daily for animal admits 9am-6pm. The building is closed to all other public access (no restrooms/lobby access, etc).

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

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We are accepting intern applicants for our 2020 Avian Interns! Positions are unpaid but guarantee first class hands-on experience with songbirds, game birds and waterfowl. We require 20-30 hrs/wk and a full season commitment.

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

Emergency Medical Care for Wildlife

From life-saving surgeries to long-term treatment for lead toxicity, we're one of the oldest and busiest wildlife hospitals in the nation.

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

Found a Bat?

If you've found a bat on the ground unable to fly, safely contain it and bring it to us. If it's in your house, we can help you with that, too.


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Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

Help Grounded Birds

Migrating waterfowl like this Pied-billed Grebe can become stranded on wet pavement (it looks like water from above). A stranded bird should be captured and brought to us.


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What to do if you find an injured or orphaned animal

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  1. Injured? Bring it in.

    • Safely contain the animal (click here for tips)
    • Bring directly to the center. We are open daily, hours listed below, including holidays.
    • If animal has flies, ants or small worms crawling on it, please bring it to us. No need to call first.
  2. Suspected Orphan? Call us before picking up animal: 651-486-9453.

    • If animal is in a safe location, please leave it where it is and wait for a return call.
    • If animal is in the street, please note the exact location it was found, look for parents, then contain it in a box and call us.
    • If orphaned animal is a lone duckling, or a group of them, wandering without mom, just bring them in. No need to call first. Please keep them dry - no water for them to swim in!
    • (More tips on orphaned animal situations here).

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9:14am - Brown-headed Cowbird 9:16am - Eastern Cottontail 9:19am - Red-breasted Nuthatch (5) 9:23am - Eastern Cottontail 9:26am - Eastern Cottontail 9:29am - Raccoon 10:04am - Snapping Turtle 10:06am - Western Painted Turtle 10:10am - Snapping Turtle 10:36am - Mallard 10:37am - Eastern Cottontail 10:44am - American Robin 10:53am - Virginia Opossum (5) 10:58am - Western Painted Turtle 11:00am - American Robin (2) 11:02am - American Robin 11:03am - Eastern Chipmunk 11:06am - Eastern Cottontail 11:10am - American Robin 11:24am - American Robin 11:34am - House Sparrow (3) 11:39am - Mallard (7) 11:41am - Wood Duck 12:11pm - Blue Jay 12:12pm - Eastern Cottontail (2) 12:13pm - American Robin (2) 12:14pm - Blue Jay 12:16pm - Mallard 12:18pm - Eastern Cottontail 12:19pm - Raccoon (2) 12:22pm - Hairy Woodpecker 12:24pm - Western Painted Turtle 12:42pm - Eastern Cottontail 12:43pm - Eastern Gray Squirrel 12:49pm - Wild Turkey 1:01pm - Eastern Cottontail 1:07pm - Eastern Cottontail 1:09pm - Eastern Cottontail (3) 1:14pm - Eastern Cottontail 1:15pm - Eastern Cottontail (2) 1:17pm - Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1:19pm - Rock Pigeon 1:23pm - American Robin 1:25pm - Raccoon 1:46pm - Mallard (3) 1:47pm - Eastern Cottontail 1:57pm - Common Grackle

Following up on an animal you brought us?

Drop us a note (status@wrcmn.org) with the person's name who admitted it, the approximate date and the species.
We'll get back to you within 7-10 days.

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