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Tucson Wildlife Center seeing influx of baby animals

Posted at 5:32 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 20:35:22-04

The Tucson Wildlife Center has taken in an influx of baby wildlife animals in the last couple of weeks.

The Center has taken in 5 orphaned or displaced baby animals that could not be returned to their parents in the wild. 

Last week a bobcat kitten found by two landscapers and a raccoon cub found in a chimney were brought in.

They both came in with their eyes still closed and umbilical cords attached. 

Earlier this month, the Center took in two baby skunks that were found by workers drilling in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson, and a baby ringtail that was found trapped inside a piece of construction equipment at a site in Douglas.

In all cases, every attempt was made to locate the parent animals to reunite the families, according to a media release. 

Anyone who sees a baby animal, should leave it alone unless it is in immediate danger, and call Tucson Wildlife Center.