Class – Mother Knows Best: Reuniting Mammals
February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pre-registration required for current volunteers.
Hosted by John Griffin, The HSUS (The Humane Society of the United States)
You want to reunite, but what if the mother won’t take her baby back? Uncertainty about the strength of the maternal bonds one of the principal reasons given by wildlife rehabilitators for failing to reunite healthy juveniles. The presenters have had any years of experience reuniting raccoons, skunks, opossums, and squirrels in an urban setting, and show, through videos, the amazing persistence ad determination of the maternal bond in a variety of species.These video clips also demonstrate basic reuniting steps as well as critical considerations for successful reunions. Discussion includes some of the factors that affect the maternal behavior of different mammal species, especially those related to successful reuniting and wild-fostering.