Two days ago, we had some interesting intakes! Take a look at this super amazing baby fox squirrel (Sciurus niger).
This little dude has a genetic mutation called leucism, which is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals caused by a recessive allele. Unlike albinism, it is a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin. Albino have red eyes, lucistic have darker eyes. And yes, he is as yellowish as he looks! He may turn white as he gets older.
You can see below how he stands out from other squirrels around the same age in our incubator. Typically, animals with this kind of genetic mutation do not survive long in the wild. They kind of stand out. This guy will be destined for a life of education programs pending state approval.
While we do not name rehab animals, we are looking for name recommemdations since this guy will be destined for education. Mario wants to name it Ear Wax. Ew for short…. please help!
We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone for their support this year! Here is wishing everyone a very safe and happy 2017! Today is also the last day to make your tax-deductible gift to help the animals in our care.
We have surpassed the number of animals taken in last year and are having to make significant changes to our home so we can house more animals. We have converted our garage into the animal care area so we now need a place to serve as storage. We are looking to have built or to buy a large storage shed for the backyard. To purchase a building will cost almost $7000. We are also looking for a company or person to donate the materials needed to build a shed. The materials and time spent helping build the shed are also tax deductible. So if you know anyone that would be willing to help, please let us know!
We are also completely FULL of aquatic turtles. We will need to purchase at least one, but prefer two more turtle ponds at $300 each. We can also use donated ponds. Large round cattle troughs (not metal) or the black ponds work great.
We are also always in need of supplies. We have a wish list on Amazon for supplies needed. You can find our Wish List here: http://smile.amazon.com/…/…/3OSYQVI9N2Y74/ref=cm_wl_list_o_0?
We are also set up with Amazon Smile, so most purchases you make through the Smile link, a portion is donated to NEWR. It is FREE for you, all you have to do is remember to purchase through https://smile.amazon.com/.
Donations can also be made through PayPal using naturesedgewildliferescue@gmail or by going to www.paypal.me/newr
Mario & Brandi Nickerson have dedicated their lives to the care and well being of all of Nature's creatures. Their tireless efforts go a long way to rehabbing various reptiles and many other types of wildlife.