Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

Ducklings Everywhere!

It's not unusual for wild ducklings to be separated from their mom. She won't notice they're gone and will just keep going with the others. If you find ducklings without mom, watch for a bit to see if she returns. If not, simply bring them to us. No need to call first. Keep them warm, dry and in a dark quiet area until you can bring them to us. They're not waterproof and do not handle stress well.

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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

Intern With Us!

We are accepting intern applicants for our 2019 Avian Interns! Positions are unpaid but guarantee first class hands-on experience with songbirds, game birds and waterfowl. Required 20-25 hrs/wk.

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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

Watch for Grounded Birds

Migrating waterfowl like this Pied-billed Grebe and loons 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 9am - 6pm daily, including holidays.
    • If animal has flies, ants or small worms crawling on it, please bring it to us immediately. 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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