Mammal Monday is here! #DidYouKnow, Raccoons are one of the most flexible species known to man? They are dexterous, intelligent and adaptable to a wide variety of environments. ‘Ruby’ is one of our resident animal ambassadors—she came to us as a very small, malnourished kit and had to be hand-raised. True to her raccoon heritage, she is a very curious and clever girl, frequently the first resident to pry her enrichment box open at feeding time. #MammalMonday #WildlifeImages
We have a new resident! Meet: Weasel This baby weasel was born in the Spring, and comes to us from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah. We can't quite tell if this weasel is a boy or girl yet - just that he/she is absolutely adorable!
Meet Puddin! Puddin is a flying squirrel - and our newest resident ambassador! She was attacked by a cat as a juvenile, and the cat's owner took her in and cared for her. Because she had received so much human contact all her life, she cannot go back into the wild. When her owner could not care for her anymore, Puddin was brought to us. We're excited to welcome Puddin to the Wildlife Images family!
Baby, the white-nosed Coati (pronounced Ka-wah-ti) is one of our educational ambassadors at Wildlife Images. Coatis are known as the raccoon of the tropics - smart, adaptable, nimble, and highly omnivorous. Did you know, unlike the raccoon, coatis are active during the day (the only diurnal member of the procyonid family) and are extremely social!
'Nubs', an American Badger. These animals are fossorial, which means they are diggers and live their lives largely underground. With long claws and short strong legs badgers are able to dig through very hard surfaces.