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The Gail E. Abrams Wildlife Ambassador Fund

by Piedmont Wildlife Center
The Gail E. Abrams Wildlife Ambassador Fund
Oct 20, 2022

Welcome Pickles!

Meet Pickles the Virginia Opossum, PWC's newest animal ambassador!


Pickles came to us in August from wildlife rehabilitation organization Our Wild Neighbors (OWN). She was found in the spring as an orphan, and a month later OWN began to notice she wasn't using her front right limb normally. A trip to the vet revealed premature closure of her radial growth plate, likely due to a previous injury. While not painful, this meant that she would never have complete mobility in that leg, so it was determined that she would not be able to survive in the wild but would make a great educational ambassador due to her calm behavior and comfort around humans.

Pickles is now about 8 months old and doing great! She is beloved by everyone here at PWC, and is extremely fond of breakfast. She spends her days napping in her hammock, eating snacks, and riding around on shoulders. She has a few programs under her belt and is comfortable with letting people get a closer look and even giving her a gentle touch.

We're excited to have Pickles on the PWC team to teach people about opossums. Thank you for supporting the Gail E. Abrams Wildlife Ambassador fund!

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Piedmont Wildlife Center

Location: Durham, NC - USA
Project Leader:
Karen McCall
Executive Director
Durham , NC United States
$11,130 raised of $20,000 goal
127 donations
$8,870 to go
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