Thursday, June 10, 2010
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
(414) 431-6104 firstname.lastname@example.org
Baby Ducklings Return to Wild
Mom Killed By Driver in April, Leaving 14 Orphans
Milwaukee – A driver killed their mom on Highway 100 when they were only one day old. But on Thursday at 11:00 a.m., all fourteen babies will be released back into the wild with a brand new future.
In April, a few stunned witnesses watched a car strike the Mallard mom, seemingly on purpose. They stopped to scoop up the babies and one Good Samaritan brought them to the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
The ducklings spent the last six weeks growing up at the Wildlife Center at WHS, along with other orphaned babies. Wildlife manager Scott Diehl reports that the ducklings are now strong enough to fly and survive on their own. Come join us to celebrate the release of “Dash” and his siblings!
WHAT: Duckling Release
WHEN: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Grobschmidt Park, 3751 W College Ave, Greenfield, WI 53221 (look for
wildlife van on 35th Street). See map below.
WHO: Scott Diehl, Wildlife Manager, on-location cell: (414) 659-1618;
Angela Speed, Dir. of Community Relations, cell: (414) 202-5539
Did you know that the WHS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is the largest wildlife hospital of its kind in Wisconsin? Each year, the center receives about 5,000 injured, sick or orphaned wild animals from all over Milwaukee County.
* Mark your calendar for our annual Wildlife Baby Shower on Saturday, June 19. Details online at wihumane.org/wildlife. *
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