We are the Wildlife Hotline of MO & IL. We rescue, rehabilitate, and re-release sick, injured, and orphaned (baby) wildlife. When the babies are old enough and well enough to go back to the wild, we release them again. They are NOT PETS. We do not condone wildlife as pets, and believe that to be inhumane, cruel treatment. The wildlife you see here is under the care of NWRA and IWRC Certified Wildlife Professionals who know what they are doing. Please do not assume that the behavior of one animal is typical or 'normal' for all animals of that species. These are special cases that needed outside help. Questions? Email us at email@example.com We're here to help!