wildlife rehabilitation http://wxpr.org en Meeting Elephants With a Sad Past http://wxpr.org/post/meeting-elephants-sad-past <p>Rhinelander native Ann Eshelman worked for many years as a public defender in the Northwoods.&nbsp; After retiring she headed to northeast Cambodia to volunteer at a rehabilitation center for aging elephants…that had been used for logging and other hard labor.&nbsp; WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski talked with Eshelman about her experience volunteering at an elephant sanctuary that also has a big environmental and social impact. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">TAG:</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14617 at http://wxpr.org Meeting Elephants With a Sad Past New Plan for Collecting Data On Bird Health http://wxpr.org/post/new-plan-collecting-data-bird-health <p>A wildlife rehabilitator is hoping to pin down the extent of salmonella sickness in birds. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://northwoodswildlifecenter.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Northwoods Wildlife Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is planning to train citizen scientists to notice and report cases of salmonella in birds.&nbsp; Executive Director Sharon Reilly says the center got dozens of calls this spring reporting sick or dead birds…where salmonella sounded like the culprit.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:35:26 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10283 at http://wxpr.org New Plan for Collecting Data On Bird Health Let Out the Bears http://wxpr.org/post/let-out-bears <p>Wisconsin's bear hunting season ended this month. &nbsp;</p><p>That’s good news for a group of young bears that spent most of the year at a wildlife rehab center.&nbsp; They finally have the chance to be released back into the wild.&nbsp; As WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski reports, that release is also good news for the bears’ caretakers…who finally have a chance to get some rest.</p><p>Bear release day dawns cloudy and damp. Just east of busy traffic on Highway 47, Mark Naniot&nbsp;has rounded up interns and a small crew of volunteers.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9723 at http://wxpr.org Let Out the Bears