“Two baby raccoons, orphaned due to their mother being hit by a car, were brought in June 3rd. They are doing well in our care and are expected to make a full recovery.”


Baby Raccoons Found on Side of the Road


Two raccoons were brought to the Northwoods Wildlife Center in the early morning of June 3rd. They were found on the side of the road, presumably because their mother was hit by a car leaving them orphaned and underweight. Since being in our care, the two kits are doing well. The larger of the two is taking formula well, while the smaller remains a bit fussy. Rehabbers report that together they make very vocal duo and are quite attached to each other, as they often cry out when separated. Both babies are projected to make a full recovery. They will be kept for a few more months until they are big and strong enough to be released back into the wild. 

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