Volunteers for Wildlife is changing its name to Wildlife Center of Long Island!
Baby Season Raffle!
Wildlife Hotline: (516) 674-0982
Wildlife Center of Long Island
Wildlife Hotline: (516) 674-0982

April 2023

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We're hiring

Thank you!

Last month, we asked for support purchasing supplies for our Nursery patients. We received dozens of much-needed donations! These species-specific food, medical, and husbandry supplies allow us to provide the best care possible to our injured and orphaned wild patients. We are so appreciative of your support!

Patient Spotlight

Baby Opossums

It’s baby opossum season!

Opossums are North America’s only marsupial which means that females carry babies inside a pouch located on their abdomen. The pouch offers some level of protection to the young inside. If a mom opossum is injured or killed, the babies inside her pouch often survive the trauma.

Please remember to check the pouch of any dead adult opossum you see. The pouch can easily be opened to look inside. You could be saving up to 13 tiny lives!

Opossum Fun Facts
– opossums are omnivores, eating both plant & animal matter
– opossums use their tongue & hands to meticulously groom themselves
– opossums have opposable thumbs on their hands & feet and a prehensile tail

Did you know: Opossums provide excellent rodent & insect control. A single opossum can eat up to 5,000 ticks per season! These little scavengers are so beneficial for your neighborhood!

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November 2023

Ambassador Calendars!
Patient Feature: Hawk Crashes through Window

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October 2023

We Changed Our Name!
Patient Feature: Oiled Geese Rescued

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September 2023

Annual Wildlife Walk
Patient Feature: Rabbit Rescued from Netting

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August 2023

Wildlife Walk Fundraiser
Patient Feature: Fox Kit Recovers from Mange

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July 2023

Walk Registration Is Open!
Patient Feature: Young Herons Rescued

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June 2023

Turtles on the Move!
Patient Feature: Baby Goose & Diamondback Terrapin