ON VIDEO: Adorable rescued baby raccoon recovering at BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops | infonews
June 16, 2022 – 2:02 pm
The newest patient at BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops is a very young raccoon named Simon.
The raccoon kit was admitted to the animal park‘s Fawcett Family Wildlife Health Center after being found orphaned in the Kelowna area, according to a Facebook post made today, June 16, by the animal park.
“At the time of admission, his eyes were still closed and he was estimated to be approximately three weeks old and weigh only 330 grams,” Park said in the post.
Initially, Simon needed round-the-clock care with bottles every two hours.
Socialization is an integral part of their development, which is why stuffed animals are kept with him so he can interact with him.
“Eventually, once he is strong and independent enough, he will slowly be introduced to Chester and Beatrice, the park’s resident raccoons (wild),” the post read.
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