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Northwoods Wildlife Center gives once-a-year tours of rehabilitation facilities
MINOCQUA - Dozens came to the Northwoods Wildlife Center's open house Saturday afternoon.

It's the only day of the year the center gives tours of its rehabilitation facilities.

During these tours, people learned about the process of nursing wild animals back to health.

"We're not a zoo so unless they're non-releasable we aren't socializing with them at all," said wildlife rehabilitator Amanda Walsh. "We're making sure they're clean, providing good care for them, but we're not schmoozing with them. We're just making sure they have what they need and we'll go from there."

Tour guides brought groups outside where animals were getting re-accustomed to life outdoors.

Executive director Mickey Mueller explained why it's important for these animals to have minimal human contact.

"They came in here as wild animals and when they're released we want them to thrive and survive without human contact, without humans feeding them," said Mueller. "That they're able to get along on their own."

Mueller said the best part about her job is seeing rehabilitated animals released back into the wild where they belong.

Although Saturday was the only chance to see rehab animals, people can always come to learn more about the facility or check out the birds of prey tour.
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