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New fur leads to newfound freedom

This little Harris’s antelope squirrel is enjoying life back in the wild after a few weeks in rehabilitation at Tucson Wildlife Center. He was being treated for ringworm, a fungal infection on the skin that causes sores and hair loss. He touched many hearts during his rehabilitation, with his beautiful trill he would sing to our volunteers.

When his infection finally cleared up, it was time for him to be returned to the desert. Immediately upon his release he started digging under a barrel cactus and eyeing the abundant agave plants nearby. The TWC volunteer who released him was delighted to see members of his species were nearby to welcome him home. We have no doubt that he’ll fit right back in.


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