Wildlife rehabilitation classes in Bristol

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The Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island (WRARI) will be holding wildlife rehabilitation classes for assistance in raising baby wild birds and animals at the Rogers Free Library in Bristol. These classes are required by state regulation for licensing and will cover the proper way to raise orphaned baby squirrels, eastern cottontail rabbits, opossum and song birds.  It is the first step toward receiving a state permit. Each year, the Wildlife Clinic of RI and its associated wildlife rehabilitators receive hundreds of orphaned baby animals and birds that must be raised to release age.  As a result, a special level of licensing was created to allow trained individuals to assist. This in-depth course is designed to cover topics ranging from infant nutrition and feeding skills to housing and state regulations. Class space is limited so pre-registration is required.

Where: Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St., Bristol

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25 and 26

Cost: $35/$25

More info:  401/294-6363; www.riwildliferehab.org

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