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Tucson Wildlife Center seeing influx of baby animals

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Higher temperatures mean baby animal season is upon us, and phones have been ringing off the hook at the Tucson Wildlife Center.

The center usually takes in about four to five animals a day, but they’re now seeing anywhere from fifty to one hundred.

“Right now, it's like the phone is ringing 24/7,” explained Senior Animal Care Supervisor, Lou Rae Whitehead. “We're the only 24 hour rehab place [in Tucson].”

So what do you do if you run into a baby animal?

“We prefer people don't pick them up themselves,” said Whitehead. “You can send us a picture on your phone, we're able to say 'yes it needs to be rescued' or 'no it doesn't'. And it has to be someone who is pre-rabies exposed.”

Baby season is expected to continue until August, which means the center won’t be slowing down any time soon.

“We can always use volunteers to take care of the baby animals because it's a constant feeding regimen,” said Whitehead. “The biggest goal is to keep them out there with their families.”

For help or emergencies, you can call the Tucson Wildlife Center at 520-290-9453.

For more information on the Tucson Wildlife Center, click here.

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