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The WILDLIFE IN NEED CENTER has two new Education Ambassadors!
January 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Wildlife In Need Center (WINC) is excited to share that they have two new Education Ambasadors. Find them at their location on W349 S1480 S. Waterville Road in Oconomowoc, WI.
The Wildlife In Need Center (WINC) welcomes two new Virginia Opossum Educational Ambassadors – meet Leucius and Lenny!
They were brought to WINC in May of 2022 after losing their mother to a vehicle collision. They are two of the litter of five that were removed from moms’ pouch and brought to WINC for care. They had nutritional issues ata young age, which required an extended time on formula. Unfortunately, the two smallest in the group did not show appropriate wild behaviors, and were deemed non-releasable, so Leucius and Lenny are now Education Ambassadors here at WINC.
Lenny’s mother and three siblings were the more common gray coloration, but Leucius is “leucistic.” Leucism is a recessive genetic condition resulting in a partial loss of pigmentation, which makes them completely white or with only patches of color.
Leucism is not albinism, there can be a partial or complete loss of color/pigment, but their eyes will still be a
normal (or blue) color.
We are asking the public if they are interested in booking a program to meet our new ambassadors to please
contact us at 262-965-3090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildlife in Need Center is a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center that relies on public donations (both
monetarily and in-kind). If you are interested in learning more about
Wildlife in Need Center:
The Wildlife In Need Center is a nonprofit organization located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin that provides treatment and care of sick, injured and orphaned indigenous wildlife with the goal of returning healthy animals to their natural habitats in the wild. Since its inception in 1994, over 63,000 animals representing more than 140 species have been brought to the center for care or medical attention.
Open 365 days a year, the Wildlife In Need Center is staffed with a small team of paid staff, a very large group of dedicated volunteers and is funded entirely by private donations and grants. The center works extensively with schools and community organizations to help raise awareness of the important contribution southeastern Wisconsin’s unique wildlife makes to the region. Through WINC’s fourteen Educational Animal Ambassadors, coupled with media
presentations including television appearances, WINC educates over 30,000 people each year.
For more information about the event and the Wildlife In Need Center, visit www.helpingwildlife.org or call (262) 965-3090.
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