This 2-hour virtual class focuses on raising orphaned raccoons for release. Topics include feeding techniques, diet, enrichment, housing, and release criteria. Please see our Course Schedule page for scheduled dates times. **Important** Please note there is no hands-on component with this class. Students should work with a local raccoon rehabilitator to gain hands-on experience under in-person supervision.

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This class is for wildlife rehabilitators wishing to learn species specific care techniques and principles for working with orphaned, ill, and injured raccoons.  The course builds on basic wildlife rehabilitation skills, focusing on the following topics:

1.Intake examination

a.Basic physical exam

b.Exo-and endoparasites



2.Housing, sanitation, and quarantine

3.Feeding and nutrition




4.Hands-on practice –feeding

5.Common problems and solutions

6.Release criteria