Tuesday, May 22, 2012
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Baby Ducklings to Return to Wild!
Rescued by Milwaukee Police Office in April, ducklings now ready for release
Milwaukee – Their mother was killed when they were only one day old. But on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., all seven babies will be released back into the wild with a brand new start.
In April, the orphaned ducklings were found in a busy intersection, and one of the ducklings had fallen down a sewer. An officer from the Milwaukee Police Department was driving by, and was flagged down by a citizen. The officer rescued the baby duckling from the sewer, and the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center dispatched a volunteer to pick the babies up.
The ducklings spent the last few weeks growing up at the Wildlife Center at WHS, along with other orphaned babies. Scott Diehl, wildlife manager, reports that the ducklings are now big and strong enough to fly and survive on their own. Come join us to celebrate the release of Happy, Dopey, Grumpy, Doc, Sneezy, Bashful and Sleepy!
WHAT: Duckling Release
WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Grobschmidt Park, 3751 W College Ave, Greenfield, WI 53221 (look for
wildlife van on 35th Street).
WHO: Scott Diehl, wildlife manager, on-location cell: (414) 659-1618;
Angela Speed, director 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.
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Mark your calendar for our annual Wildlife Baby Shower at WHS on Saturday, June 23.