Bats Are Threatened


The world is a dangerous place for bats. Although they provide vital environmental and economic services, bat populations are declining around the globe, largely as a result of human activity. Such an example, is the plight of Fruit bats which have a brutally hard life in Sulawesi, an orchid-shaped island …

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Utilizing Squirrel Natural History In Rehabilitation Decisions


Introduction The natural history of a wildlife species provides critical information for wildlife rehabilitators providing care for young and adult animals. Yet many wildlife rehabilitation training programs focus on other rehabilitation fundamentals, such as first aid, generic diets, caging, and zoonoses and only give limited attention to natural history. Natural …

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Understanding Rabies


What is rabies? Rabies (Lyssavirus) is an infectious disease that affects the central nervous system in mammals. It’s transmitted through the saliva a few days before death when the animal “sheds” the virus. Rabies is not transmitted through the blood, urine, or feces of an infected animal, nor is it …

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