Leucistic Opossum Rescued Just In Time

UPDATE: This opossum has made a successful recovery and was released on November 20th!

This leucistic opossum was recently rescued from a horrific situation. A member of the public found him hanging by his neck by a noose from a tree. It is also believed the opossum sustained an electrical burn to his mouth. He was rescued in time and is very lucky to have overall minor injuries. We don't know if this animal was targeted because he is leucistic (partial loss of pigmentation), because he is an opossum or because he was an easy catch for an animal to torture. Cases like this are sad and frustrating, but also remind us of the importance of the work we do: not only in caring for injured wildlife but also by providing education programs to children and adults to encourage an understanding and foster a love and appreciation for wild animals and the natural world.

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