Coyote: God's Dog

Coyote: God's Dog

Coyotes are social, intelligent, and cunning animals. Coyotes are so smart, that Native Americans considered them an important part of their cosmology. Tribes of the southwest refer to them as God’s dogs.

They are about the size of a small dog and average about 30 pounds. Coyotes share their looks and tracks with wolves in physical appearance, but they are a bit smaller in size.

Coyotes are members of the Canidae family which also includes wolves, dogs, and foxes.

Snapping Turtles: King Of The Pond

Snapping Turtles: King Of The Pond

There are two species living in the United States, the common snapping turtle and the alligator snapping turtle. They live in freshwater habitats feeding on small animals.

Populations of the alligator snapping turtle are in decline and they are considered a vulnerable species. Habitat loss, climate change, and poaching are all reasons for this.

Coronavirus in White-Tailed Deer

Coronavirus in White-Tailed Deer

Scientists keep learning more about the various animal species that are at risk for getting COVID. High numbers of white-tailed deer have contracted SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus across the United States. The large population and social behavior of the deer, along with their close proximity to humans, appear to be the main causes for this.

Top 13 Foods For Winter Bird Feeding

Top 13 Foods For Winter Bird Feeding

Feeding birds in the winter is good for you and for birds. This enjoyable experience can bring you closer to nature while giving the birds some much-needed winter nourishment.

In addition, habitat loss due to development has destroyed much of the bird’s natural food sources. They will pay you back by providing insect control, eating weed seeds, and pollinating flowers.

Wisconsin Turtles

Wisconsin Turtles

Wisconsin has 11 species of turtles. Of these, the Ornate Box turtle is considered endangered and the Blandings and Wood turtles are considered threatened within the state.

Like all reptiles, turtles are cold-blooded or ectothermic which means they rely on the environment for heat. Turtles in Wisconsin have made some neet adaptations to living in a place that gets quite cold in winter.

Getting Started in Wildlife Rehabilitation

Getting Started in Wildlife Rehabilitation

Getting supplies together for your wildlife rehabilitation facility is very important. You will want to put some thought into how you set up your facility.

Supplies include cages, bedding, food, cleaning, and intake materials. There is always a long list of things that are needed. Your needs may change as you grow or decide to specialize.

Fluids: Dehydration And Rehydration in Wildlife Rehabilitation

Fluids: Dehydration And Rehydration in Wildlife Rehabilitation

One of the most lifesaving skills you can have in wildlife rehabilitation is the ability to assess hydration levels and give fluids. Dehydration will kill an animal faster than a lack of food.

The process of rehydration begins after warming the baby for thirty to sixty minutes.

Kidnapping of Wild Animals for Pets

Kidnapping of Wild Animals for Pets

Kidnapping is an unfortunate event when humans steal baby wild animals from their natural homes. Sometimes people kidnap wildlife because they think they are helping or rescuing the baby. Often humans kidnap wildlife because they want an exotic pet.

The purpose of this article is to help both wildlife rehabilitators and people who care about wildlife to learn about wildlife kidnapping and make good decisions to help wild babies.

How To Become A Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator

How To Become A Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator

Wildlife rehabilitation is the rescue and care of injured and orphaned wildlife. Wildlife rehabilitators play an important role as conservationists and humanitarians.

Are you interested in becoming a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator? Keep reading as I am going to give you first-hand knowledge based on twelve years of personal experience on what it takes to become a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

The Magnificent Sandhill Crane: Wisconsin's Success Story

The Magnificent Sandhill Crane: Wisconsin's Success Story

The sandhill crane is a large and magnificent bird that is found in wetlands in the central United States. They spend their breeding season in Wisconsin’s wetlands and are a common sight even in urban areas.

At one point Sandhill crane populations had dwindled so low they were near extinction. Aldo Leopold and other Wisconsin environmentalists were instrumental in publicizing their plight.

These birds are best known for their graceful dance-like movements, which they perform during courtship rituals and their very vocal conversations.

Gobble, Gobble! Wild Turkey's

Gobble, Gobble! Wild Turkey's

Benjamin Franklin was right about one thing. The turkey would have made a great national bird.

Wild Turkeys are large, plump birds with long legs. You often see them walking in fields or on the edges of wooded areas. The distinctive gobble and beautiful tail plumage on the male make them easy to identify.

Feeding Wildlife in Winter: How To do It Right!

Feeding Wildlife in Winter: How To do It Right!

I will be the first person to tell you that helping wildlife is a good thing. However, there is a right way to go about helping your wild neighbors.

Wildlife has a harder time finding food in winter and dealing with the cold and snow. In addition, humans have often destroyed habitat and resources that allow them to forage throughout the year.