Wildlife Encounters: Kindergarten - 4th Grade
Lesson 4: Rehabilitation


broken wingTo be releasable, an animal must be able to survive on its own in the wild. An animal that has survivability can find food, escape from predators, and do other normal behaviors like migration.

If a bird cannot fly, it is non-releasable because it cannot find food or migrate. Rabbits and deer that are missing one eye are non-releasable because they cannot see on that side of their head.


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