Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Help support our mission to rehabilitate orphaned, sick and injured wildlife along the Front Range for release back into their appropriate habitats. Greenwood also strives to educate the public of all ages about humane and non-destructive ways to handle human/wildlife interactions.

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Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education of the Public

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Animals
Children ages 5 to 21
General Public
Wildlife Enthusiasts

Description

Wildlife Rehabilitation - Animals are rehabilitated and released back into the wild whenever possible. Each year we care for thousands of orphaned, injured, and sick wild animals. Nearly 70% of these are orphaned.These animals represent more than 200 different wildlife species.

Education of the Public - Educational presentations consist of information regarding preventing and minimizing human/wildlife conflicts, and nurturing a respect for and appreciation of wildlife and their habitats. While our numbers were down due to COVID in 2020, our educational programs reached more than 8,000 participants of all ages in 2019. Venues included summer camps, schools, scout troops, civic organizations, and community events.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Sick, injured, and orphaned animals keep Greenwood on its toes. We care for thousands of birds, waterfowl and mammals each year. From the a hatchling injured in a fall from its nest to the coyote pups orphaned when their mother was hit by a car, each animal leaves an indelible mark on our hearts.

Greenwood has not only managed to stay open for 39 years while other rehabilitation centers in Northern Colorado and the Denver metro area have closed, but we have also thrived while trying to fill the holes left by those closures. Greenwood's annual income has grown from nearly $460,000 in 2008 to more than $1.4 million today. Greenwood has gone from being a small, relatively unknown nonprofit to one of "12 Excellent Wildlife Rehab Centers in the U.S." according to onegreenplanet.org. Year after year, Greenwood continues to grow and become more efficient and effective at compassionately caring for our local wildlife while educating the public about these beautiful creatures with whom we share our habitat. Our success rate for release is more than 80%.

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