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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!

 

Hours:

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

 

651-486-9453.

 

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WRC in the News

We hope you enjoy some of our favorite news clips. Periodically the media moves things around. If you discover a broken link, please let us know.

 

2017 MEDIA COVERAGE

WCCO Story on Lights Out at WRC (March)

WCCO Interview with WRC on Uptick in Bat Admissions (February)

KARE11 Story on Animals Waking Due to Warm Weather (February)

WCCO Story on Disturbed Hibernation in Bats (February)

 

 

2016 MEDIA COVERAGE

GoMN Photo Essay on WRC's Adorable Patients (December)

Star Tribune Feature on Rescued Swan Cygnet and Kingfishers (November)

KSTP Story on Orphaned Otter Pups (April)

WCCO Video: Start of Busy Nursery Season at WRC (April)

MPR Interview with Phil Jenni

Star Tribune Highlight of Volunteering at WRC (March)

WCCO Story on 2015's Record Year at WRC (January)

 

 

2015 MEDIA COVERAGE

WCCO Feature on Young Trumpeter Swan Rescued from St. Croix River

KSTP Coverage of a Coyote Caught in a Leg-hold Trap
Mary Hanson Show (in-depth inteview with WRC Executive Director Phil Jenni)

Star Tribune Outdoors Section Profile of WRC

Tom Weber and MPR: Call-in show about wildlife with WRC Executive Director Phil Jenni

Pioneer Press Photo Essay on Our Busy Summer (June 2015)

National News: WRC Discovers First Songbirds Tested Positive for Avian Flu

WCCO Feature of Busy Nursery Season (July 2015)

Bring Me The News: Injured Coyote from Richfield Brought to WRC

WCCO Coverage of Busiest Year in Our History (November, 2015)

 

MEDIA IN 2014

WCCO Feature on our Record-setting 2014 and the unique patients we admitted

KSTP Feature on our Record-setting 2014

Pioneer Press Article on The Minnesota Zoo's collaboration with us on our new turtle tanks

Pioneer Press Article on a family's rescue of a juvenile loon from an iced-over lake

WCCO New Coverage, with cute video, of the family's rescue of the juvenile loon

Star Tribune Article (with cool slo-mo video) of Rufous Hummingbird Admit

WCCO Coverage of Rufous Hummingbird Setting USFWS Precedent

Jim William's Star Tribune Blog on Rufous Hummingbird Admit

KARE11's video of Rufous Hummingbird Admit

KARE11 Coverage of Rare Red-throated Loon Winter Rescue

MPR Photo Essay of Harsh Winter for Swans and Other Wildlife

KSTP Broadcast of Brutal Winter for Wildlife

MPR's Daily Circuit Interview with WRC Executive Director Phil Jenni

WCCO's Spotlight on Volunteering in our Mammal Nursery (video)

Star Tribune Coverage of Gunshot Trumpeter Swan (video)

Other coverage of the Waconia swan includes this article on Bring Me the News and Fox 9's coverage.

KSTP Coverage of Juvenile Chimney Swifts Released into 800+ Flock (video)

 

 

 

SUMMER OF 2013 MEDIA COVERAGE

Star Tribune Article on WRC's Record Weekend

Executive Director Phil Jenni on MPR's The Daily Circuit

Spring Babies: When Do They Need Your Help? WCCO

Roseville Review coverage of our record-breaking weekend

 

 

OUR FAVORITE RELEASE VIDEOS

River Otters Released 2010

Two young River Otters, after being orphaned and raised at WRC, are released back into the wild. A heart-warming video aired by KARE11.

 

Florida Loons Admitted to WRC 2010 (KSTP)

Two loons were transferred from Florida rehabbers to the WRC for final release due to the Gulf Coast oil spill. The video of their admit exam is fascinating.

 

Florida Loons Released 2010

Local station KSTP filmed the release (wmv file) and then CNN picked up another station's feed for national coverage of this exciting release.

 

 

A "SWIFT" RELEASE Summer 2009 (WCCO)

Chimney Swifts are a declining bird species, primarily due to loss of nesting habitat. Read about and watch a video (rightside column of KARE 11 page) on how we raised and released several of the swifts this summer.

 

Listen to a brief overview of WRC and interview with Phil Jenni aired on KFAI radio, Jan. 2011.

 

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TRUMPETER SWANS: Winter 2008-9 (Multiple Media)

These amazing birds have recuperated thanks to concerted efforts by the Minnesota DNR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Learn more about their plight this past winter. (KARE 11 article)

Watch the video from KSTP.

Did you hear about the hitchhiking swan? (article)

 

 

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DOES THAT BABY ANIMAL NEED RESCUING? Spring 2009 (WCCO)

You're out gardening and there it is under your hostas: a nest of baby bunnies. Learn more about WRC's busy spring and how to determine if an animal is orphaned.

 

 

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THREE YOUNG FOX KITS RELEASED: SPRING 2006 (WCCO)

An amazing story of three fox kits who were released after being admitted to the Wildlife Rehab Center stuck together by a gooey mess. Watch the release!

 

 

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PELICAN LAKE PELICANS RESCUED: Winter 2006 (KARE11)

Retired vet Kent Brunell rescues more than a dozen pelicans frozen in the ice. Watch the video and read the story. ( Video is 2nd box on right, hit play video)

 

 

 

 

 

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