Raccoon mealworm enrichment
Enrichment is so important to provide for captive animals. We presented the raccoons with a partially rotted log stuffed with mealworms. This allows for natural behaviors seen in wild raccoons. Unfortunately, these two raccoons were taken from the wild and kept illegally as pets. Because they are so dependent on people and didn’t learn the necessary skills to survive on their own in the wild, they are now forced to live out their lives in captivity. If you find an injured wild animals it’s important to contact a wildlife rehabilitation facility immediately to get the animal the proper care. Wildlife rehabilitators have the training to care for these animals without desensitizing them to humans. This will give the animal a chance to return to the wild where they should be. Please educate yourself and others so we can all be better friends to wildlife.