The best part about being a
volunteer rehabilitator with Friends of Lakeside Nature Center
is the opportunity to work closely with the native animals of
One of the hardest parts
about being a rehabilitator is letting the babies go when they
are old enough. FOLNC volunteers are talented
photographers and keep the memories of the babies they have
raised and released.
Remember, wild animals don't make good pets.
Wild animals, if they are
to survive in captivity, often require highly specialized
care. Without such care, they will remain n poor
health and may eventually die.
As wild animals mature,
they can become dangerous to handle and damaging to
Animals are better off in
their natural habitat where they are free to reproduce and
carry on their lives.
If a wild animal is
broken to captivity, it will probably die if returned to the
Many wild animals are
nocturnal. This means that they are not active until
after dark. They sleep during the day and can be quite
disturbing at night while people sleep.