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WILDLIFE CARE IN NEW JERSEY USA - Continued

By Dan Shea



Opossum Juveniles
Three male opossums, part of the litter of ten mentioned in the other opossum picture caption. They were released a week after this picture was taken.



This is a female black tailed prairie dog that was seen taking a stroll on a sidewalk and taken to the refuge. As her species is native to the prairies of the American midwest, 2000 km from the refuge, she was most likely a pet who escaped from her "owners." Prairie Dog



Red Fox Young red fox that arrived at the refuge in mid-spring 2004. It was most likely orphaned after its mother died of a car hit. After being moved to an outside cage with its sibling, it was successfully released.



Infant male black bear who was found wandering on somebody's property without his mother. He came to the refuge in May 2004 weighing 3 kg and quite emaciated. He is currently in care in a large outside enclosure and is of fantastic health. He'll be released in June 2005 tipping the scales at approximately 80 kg. At full size, he can weigh up to 200 kg. Baby Black Bear



Beaver This female beaver was found by a lakeside with wounds on her back, either from a cat or dog attack. Her wounds eventually healed and she was released three months after intake as a healthy juvenile.




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