Scratch and Sniff, Anyone?

February 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm 2 comments

Our Habitats team is currently working with a new education animal to highlight some of the more unique animals of Virginia.  The striped skunk seen here was found wandering in a Waynesboro park in the middle of the day.  It was taken to a nearby wildlife rehabilitator where it was observed to be calm and overweight. His nails were neatly trimmed, and he had very little scent.  Likely an illegal pet that was dropped off or escaped, the animal was deemed non-releasable and eventually, a new home was found at Maymont.  He has been put on a diet and is getting some exercise as the staff teaches him to go to a target, so he can be moved around with ease during environmental education presentations.

He has quite the hairdo, huh?!

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  • 1. Gwendolyn  |  February 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    He’s cute, I’m glad he was rescued before something bad happened to him.

  • 2. Denise  |  February 25, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    He is adorable!!! Glad he found a good home :)


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