Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

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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

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?

It's too cold to release them outside. But we can help.


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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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Recently admitted animals

9:19am - American Robin 9:34am - Mallard 9:44am - Wood Duck 9:53am - Mallard 9:54am - Eastern Cottontail 9:58am - Striped Skunk 10:02am - Wood Duck 10:18am - Mallard 10:21am - Baltimore Oriole 10:30am - Raccoon 10:47am - Wood Duck 11:10am - Raccoon 11:33am - Eastern Chipmunk 11:43am - Killdeer 12:03pm - Mallard 12:15pm - Eastern Cottontail 12:51pm - Yellow-Rumped Warbler 1:14pm - Mallard 1:16pm - Mallard 1:25pm - White-tailed Deer 1:43pm - White-tailed Deer 1:53pm - White-tailed Deer 2:04pm - House Sparrow 2:18pm - Scarlet Tanager 2:38pm - Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2:56pm - Eastern Cottontail 3:09pm - Mallard 3:48pm - Great Blue Heron 3:56pm - Eastern Cottontail 4:03pm - Wood Duck 4:07pm - Eastern Cottontail 4:18pm - American Robin 4:26pm - House Finch 4:31pm - Tennessee Warbler

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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