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College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois
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Urbana, IL 61802
April 13, 2012

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Wildlife Medical Clinic to "Shower" Wildlife Babies at April 21 Event

URBANA--On April 21, local wildlife fans will have the opportunity to shower baby wildlife with gifts of food and supplies at the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic's Wildlife Baby Shower, held at Prairieland Feeds, 303 South Dunlap Street in Savoy.

For the Wildlife Medical Clinic, spring means the arrival of many new mouths to feed. Each year, dozens of wildlife baby orphans are delivered to the Clinic needing care and nurturing.

Guests are invited to stop by this free event between 1 and 4 pm to meet the Clinic's resident birds of prey, see wildlife orphans, and play baby shower games. At 1:30 and again at 2:30 there will be presentations on what to do when you find a baby wild animal.

Donations from the Clinic's Baby Wildlife Shower Wish List are welcome. See below for full list.

This spring the Clinic has also introduced its Sponsor a Day at the Wildlife Medical Clinic program which invites Illinois wildlife fans to show their support by sponsoring the daily operational costs of the Clinic for the amount of $200. Sponsorships can be made in honor of birthdays, anniversaries, and other milestones. For more information visit,

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Available at Prairieland Feeds:
  • Purina Duck Grower
  • Powdered KMR
  • Powdered Pronurse
  • Bird seed
  • Peanuts with shells
  • Plastic igloos
  • Purina Fortiflora

General Items:
  • Small plastic aquariums with lids
  • Free-standing or hand mirrors (for lonely birds)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Heat bulbs (light and ceramic)
  • Ziploc bags
  • Baby food (fruit and vegetable only)
  • Cheerios (plain)
  • Peanut butter

Urgent Needs:
  • Fleece baby blankets
  • Q-tips
  • Cotton balls