Some of you already know that previously, I worked with animals. I spent a dozen years working in zoos, taking care of animals of all kinds, where I had to make sure to find day after day, the better way to enrich their lives, stimulate their instinct and promote their natural behaviors, beyond captivity. A huge challenge for every animal keeper of this world, an aspect especially unsuspected by people, but how important! Today, the circumstances of life have brought me into a completely different field, but the need to contribute to the animals well-being has never disappeared.
In my spare time, beside full time work, family, wildlife photo and many personal projects, I decided to put my professional experience and my great passion together, and volunteering in a wildlife rehabilitation center. I felt the need to help and being useful in something that is particularly important for me. This mission is a great way to reconnect with my old life, from a different angle though, since the rehabilitation aims animals care and their release in their natural habitat, after being orphans or wounded.
Despite the fact that this adventure is so rewarding for humans, it remains that life in rehabilitation can be also very hard. Last week, I rescued little orphaned raccoons just 3 weeks old, near my home. But success is never assured with living creatures, because nature remains the greatest of the unforeseen. Sadly, they didn’t make it and died a few days later, despite all the necessary care to save their lives. Disease is a serious cause considered, whose diagnosis will come eventually by the government, following the necropsy.
Today, I want to share with you the beautiful side of it, the ultimate goal of rehabilitation: the release! This raccoon arrived at the shelter last year. He was orphan, only a few weeks old and weighed about only 300g!
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