Wild Instincts

Jay Watson

They look cute but DNR officials say leave baby raccoons alone as they're probably ok. DNR officials report getting flooded with calls this time of year of abandoned baby raccoons, known as 'kits'.

Wildlife biologist Dianne Robinson is chair of the "Keep Wildlife Wild" campaign...

Let Out the Bears

Oct 24, 2013
Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Wisconsin's bear hunting season ended this month.  

That’s good news for a group of young bears that spent most of the year at a wildlife rehab center.  They finally have the chance to be released back into the wild.  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.

Bear release day dawns cloudy and damp. Just east of busy traffic on Highway 47, Mark Naniot has rounded up interns and a small crew of volunteers.