The young orphaned opossum is just one of many in rehabilitation to be eventually released to the wild. Opossums are marsupials who carry their babies in a pouch, much like kangaroos and koalas. They are nocturnal, eat unwanted bugs and snakes, and will only defend themselves if threatened. In general, they are sweet, gentle animals who don’t carry rabies and help keep our environment clean and safe.
Gopher is a native Texas tortoise whose species is threatened in Texas. Because we don’t know where she came from originally and because she will search endlessly for her home territory if returned to the wild, she gets to live at All Things Wild where we are building her a large outdoor enclosure for warm weather in the spring.
Teddy is a new Ambassador at All Things Wild. He is unusually large for his age and, despite his adult size, has not yet reached puberty. Because of his gentle, playful nature, he is a welcome presence at our center where he is free to roam about and greet the volunteers along with performing other official ambassador duties.
Ozzie was originally kept as a pet by a well-meaning couple who fed him an improper diet. He developed metabolic bone disease (a calcium deficiency), fell, and fractured his spine, paralyzing his rear legs. After coming to All Things Wild, he underwent hours of physical therapy where he learned to move his legs again but not well enough to survive in the wild. He is now an Ambassador and is famous for starring in Monday Mischief with Ozzie on Facebook.
Cricket is a 6-month-old girl who came to All Things Wild as an orphan. Because she is blind in one eye, an injury sustained before she came to us, she has become an Ambassador. Her BFF is Mojang with whom she shares a large enclosure.
Mojang is a 6-month-old girl who injured one of her paws resulting in amputation of one of her digits. Mo-Mo’s favorite things are to play with her buddy Cricket, fish for minnows in a tub of water, and teach people about raccoons as an All Things Wild Ambassador.