The Gail E. Abrams Wildlife Ambassador Fund

by Piedmont Wildlife Center
The Gail E. Abrams Wildlife Ambassador Fund

Project Report | Dec 28, 2023
Floored by a Gourd (New Ambassador)

By Jenna Williams | Conservation Assistant

Pumpkin's Holiday Fun
Pumpkin's Holiday Fun

We are excited to introduce our newest ambassador, Pumpkin the Virginia opossum! Pumpkin arrived at PWC in October of 2023. She and her siblings were found at a young age after their mother was hit by a car. Too small to be on their own, they went to the Opossum’s Pouch rehabbers in South Carolina. Pumpkin’s siblings got big enough to be released, but Pumpkin did not. She is less than a third of the size that she should be for her age. Due to her small size, she was deemed non-releasable.

Pumpkin has already proven to be an amazing ambassador. She is sweet and inquisitive, which makes her perfect for school programs. She boldly explores the table while we share facts and answer questions. Pumpkin also enjoys riding around on the presenter’s shoulders and getting mealworm treats.

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By Kaitlin Saxton | Research and Husbandry Coordinator

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Organization Information

Piedmont Wildlife Center

Location: Durham, NC - USA
Project Leader:
Karen McCall
Executive Director
Durham , NC United States
$12,005 raised of $20,000 goal
145 donations
$7,995 to go
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