A beaver is truly endearing to watch, especially a chunky one with an adorable personality. One of the cutest things about beavers is their cute way of munching on food. A simple video of a beaver eating a fruit or vegetable can already make people gush and share it with their friends. Beavers are one of the contributors to wholesome content on the internet. No one can deny the soft and warm feeling — even with just a short clip.
Wishbone will complete your day, and you’ll totally find him relatable. He is a beaver who looks like a big brown cloud. But before he became the chunky beaver that he is today, Wishbone came from the wild, and a rehabilitation center took him in. Wildside Rehabilitation Center provided him shelter because he was an orphan when they found him. One of the rehabbers shared that Wishbone loves to be carried around. He was acting like a baby and had to be cared for like one. They even have a snuggly towel for him that makes him feel at ease. Moreover, kits require supervision and a lot of bonding time.
“Wishbone came in, and I had another one that came in a couple of weeks before he did,” Louise, the rehabilitation’s manager, shared. “It’s always nice to have two; then, they can be kind of pals.” Wishbone grew up with Coco — a female beaver who has the same love for sweet potatoes as him. The two beavers have a great balance when it comes to their personality. Coco is the timid one, whereas Wishbone is a lot more playful. Louise shared that even though both of them love to eat, Wishbone gets to eat more than Coco. The chunky but muscular beaver just really knows how to appreciate food.
Louise explained that young beavers stay with their parents for two years to learn survival skills. The orphan kits under their care must take shelter in the rehabilitation center for two years. Beavers stay inside the clinic for a year before rehabbers allow them to experience the outside habitat. “It’s a happy day when we get to release them. I tear up very easily when I talk about it,” says Louise. The outside habitat is a makeshift environment with a pond and waterfall. This will help the beavers familiarize themselves with what’s waiting for them in the wild.
Wishbone and Coco will be released into their natural habitat once they complete their two years’ stay at the rehab. Aside from orphaned beavers, Wildside Rehab provides shelter and basic needs for other orphaned and injured wild animals. The rehabilitation is located in Michigan and managed by Louise Sagaert.
This article by Ergil Ermeno was first published by The Animal Rescue Site. Lead Image: YouTube / The Dodo.
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