Caring for Minnesota's wildlife

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota provides
quality medical care and rehabilitation for all injured,
sick and orphaned wild animals, and shares its knowledge
with the people who care about them.


Open every day of the year!



9am-8pm M-F
9am-6pm Sat/Sun





Welcome to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

So You've Found a Baby Bird on the Ground...


Some birds, like these cute American Goldfinches, should not be sitting on the ground unable to fly. (Whereas it's more natural for robins, jays and cardinals to spend time on the ground prior to flying.)


If you find a baby bird on the ground and it's uninjured, look around to see if you can find the nest. Watch for where the adult is flying and if you're able to find the nest, dig out that ladder, climb on up and place the bird back into the nest. Don't worry about your scent on the bird, the parents won't care.


If you can't find the nest, or if you're not sure if the bird is okay, please call us at 651-486-9453 and we'll help you figure out the situation.


If you find a tiny, naked bird just lying on a sidewalk with no tree nearby or in a parking lot, please keep it warm and bring it to us as soon as possible.


More questions? Check out our FAQ on baby birds.





Following up on an animal you brought to us? Drop us a note ( with the person's name who admitted it, the approximate date and the species. We'll get back to you within 7-10 days. (thank you for your patience during this very busy time of year!)






Learn more about how we provide medical care in our Case Studies.



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The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRC) in Roseville, Minn., is a nonprofit, donor-supported organization. The WRC was established in response to the increased need for medical care of injured, ill and orphaned wildlife. With a medical staff of 9, the Center is one of the oldest and busiest wildlife medical hospitals in the nation. More than 600 volunteers care for, rehabilitate and release the wildlife that they've worked with. The WRC treats more than 13,000 wild animals every year, representing more than 185 different species.


We cannot give tours since we do not keep any animals for educational use. We do have an open house every winter, usually in February. Watch our Facebook page or register for our emails to keep up to date with WRC.


Learn more about our staff and Board of Directors.

WRC Critter Ticker

Recently admitted to WRC...

  • 2017-08-19
  • 11:54pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 11:52pmHouse Sparrow
  • 6:10pmAmerican Crow
  • 6:05pmSouthern Flying Squirrel
  • 6:01pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 5:22pmEastern Cottontail (2)
  • 5:15pmWood Duck
  • 5:10pmHouse Sparrow
  • 4:52pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 4:47pmBig Brown Bat
  • 4:43pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 4:39pmBig Brown Bat
  • 4:35pmAmerican Toad
  • 4:24pmWood Duck
  • 4:20pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 4:07pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 4:03pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 3:35pmWhite-footed Mouse
  • 3:31pmVirginia Opossum
  • 3:13pmEastern Gray Squirrel (2)
  • 3:01pmEastern Gray Squirrel (3)
  • 2:57pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 2:53pmEastern Cottontail
  • 2:30pmEastern Cottontail
  • 2:05pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 12:56pmEastern Chipmunk
  • 12:50pmEastern Cottontail
  • 12:45pmHouse Sparrow
  • 12:30pmNorthern Cardinal
  • 12:22pmEastern Cottontail
  • 12:18pmMourning Dove
  • 12:11pmHouse Sparrow
  • 12:06pmEastern Cottontail
  • 12:00pmCanada Goose
  • 11:53amEastern Cottontail
  • 11:50amBlack-and-white Warbler
  • 11:47amWestern Painted Turtle
  • 11:30amEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 11:08amEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 11:06amEastern Gray Squirrel (2)
  • 10:39amEastern Cottontail
  • 10:03amEastern Cottontail
  • 10:00amTennessee Warbler
  • 9:58amRuby-throated Hummingbird
  • 9:18amEastern Cottontail

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