Adopt a Wildthing
Sponsorship Level: Adopt a WildCare education ambassador yourself, or give a gift to that special person in your life for only $150. Choose your own adventure with a natural connection. Contact us for more info.
Advocate Level: Groups often like to do fundraisers in honor of the ambassador with proceeds that go beyond the sponsorship level. New wild orphans will be arriving this spring with an average of $65 per animal to care for.
Both levels receive:
- 8X10 color photograph of their ambassador
- Certificate suitable for framing
- Endearing letter from ambassador
- Photo shoot with the adopted ambassador
American Crow Artemis This gorgeous American Crow was brought into Wildcare in May of 2012. She imprinted on humans at a very early age and is non-releasable because of this. She tries hard to communicate with her Wildcare family and is learning to speak to visitors. Artemis has an important story to tell, to help educate people about imprinting and how a rescue can have accidental negative impact on a young bird.
Broad-winged Hawk Hawkeye After being hit by a car in 2004, this Broad-winged Hawk became one of our best diurnal ambassadors. She is completely blind in one eye, partially blind in the other. This is an elusive species that is not often seen in a captive setting, but due to her injuries Hawkeye has lost her fear response to humans. This enables us to keep her in captivity even though most broad wings do not adjust well. She is very talkative to her handlers and a pleasure to have at the center.
Red-tailed Hawk Kenna This beautiful Red-tailed Hawk has been with us at Wildcare since 2011. Kenna had a rough start to her life in captivity; she was brought in with a gunshot wound to her wing. She is flighted, but it was determined in rehabilitation that she is not capable of attaining the altitude that she would need in order to survive in the wild. This bird is full of personality and has been given a second chance to educate people about the importance of protecting raptors in the wild.
Corn Snake Phoenix Although Indiana doesn’t have corn snakes, Phoenix was added to our education outreach program in 2012 to help us educate the public about our native non venomous snakes in Indiana. Friendly and outgoing she is always a hit with the younger crowd!
Eastern Box Turtle Tortuga Tortuga was brought to us after a run in with a tractor that left part of her shell missing. Unable to protect herself in the wild, she has been an excellent ambassador for her species and its protection. She enjoys her surroundings and is very active. Crickets are one of her favorite treats! Not shy at all she is always happy to greet audiences at programs.
Eurasian Barn Owl Valentino Our resident Eurasian Barn Owl Valentino, was brought to Wildcare in 2003 to help educate the public about the Common Barn Owls found in Indiana. With his beautiful markings and wonderful charisma it is no wonder that Valentino is one of our most popular ambassadors.
Woma Python Yindi This non-native Woma Python entrances audiences with her bright yellow face. Commonly found in the deserts of Western Australia, she is similar in shape and size to our common rat snakes and helps teach the public to identify the snakes around them.
Wood Duck River Our little wood duck is a bit small for her species. She was housed with chickens for the first weeks of her life and is non-releasable due to the fact that she imprinted on chickens and humans. She will entertain audiences with her playful antics and even talk to you a little when you approach her cage.
Sebastopol Goose Iris Iris is always a huge hit. She was added to our education department in 2012 to allow our audiences the opportunity to feel the different types of feathers. She loves attention and will often times try to preen you back.
Eastern Screech Owl ElroyThis little Eastern Screech Owl arrived at the center extremely malnourished and suffering from MBD (Metabolic Bone Disease). He will forever display infant-like characteristics and would not be able to survive in the wild. Still new to the education department he has shown great personality.
Virginia Opossum Edwin Our resident Opossum and the only marsupial in North America, Edwin was brought into the center in the spring of 2012.He is non-releasable due to a missing tail. His favorite trick for an audience….Eating of course.
Domestic Rabbit George Our lovely domestic rabbit George was added to our education program in 2013 to allow our audience members at programs the opportunity to get up close and personal with a rabbit. She usually works on programs with our wild rabbit ambassador.