Since 2008, Wanakia Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center has provided rescue, rehabilitation, and release of native Wisconsin wildlife for Washington county and surrounding communities. Wanakia specializes in most species of native songbirds, waterfowl, and birds-of-prey, as well as small mammals such as squirrels, opossums, and cottontail rabbits.

 Wanakia provides wildlife educational programs featuring live animals for any interested parties or organizations in the community. Click here to find out more….

To contact Wanakia Wildlife, feel free to call the center at 414-803-0388.

Our e-mail addresses include: wanakia@netzero.com  OR   contact@wanakia.org

We recommend calling the center directly with any immediate animal concerns:


I usually post the lighter side of the rehabilitation profession, but we have our hard days too. Today was one of them. U.S.Oil called, there was another juvenile red tail hawk down. The swollen foot and damaged toe were quite obvious on capture. The exam at the center showed sloughing tissue infected with parasites.The wing was dead. Another electrocution case. There was nothing to be done. I am comforted that the bird is no longer in discomfort. And am extremely grateful for the privilege to work with this marvelous bird daily. ( Pictured: Kaya our educational red tail on an outing with the boy scouts.) ...

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Look who fledged out of the nest yesterday! This is one of the robins from the July 26th post. Being a "mom" bird is labor intensive (that's why we try to leave them with their wild moms). It is very rewarding when they grow and develop as they should. Now to teach it to look down for food and feed itself!
A "mom's" work is never done!

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Bladder empty, stomach full, a soft warm place to sleep! Life doesn't get any better than this for infant grey squirrels. No matter what else is going on, they always bring a smile to our face. Squirrels, gotta love 'um!! ...

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The phoebes have fledged! Now that they are out of the nest I see a lot of bugs in their future.Time to think about eating on your own guys!! ...

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Grow baby robins grow!!! Ohhh so tiny! ...

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Wanakia Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center