Remember this adorable mink?
She was found lying in the middle of the road, cold and not moving much. Now she’s landed a job as an educational ambassador in Connecticut. That'll be her new forever home.
Wildwoods Wildlife Rehabilitation in Duluth took her in and nursed the animal back to health. However, the mink seemed unusually tame – she had probably been someone's pet. They believe she also may have had her scent glands removed, because she doesn't have the usual musky wild mink smell.
Because the mink is so tame, Wildwoods says she would not be able to survive in the wild. Like, the animal won't even eat a mouse. The rehabilitation facility tried feeding her a dead mouse, but the mink was scared and hid from it. She's okay with small dead fish, though.
Soon, the mink will be headed to the Children's Museum of Connecticut in Hartford where she'll be an educational ambassador. What that means is the mink will act as “the face behind the fur,” and be an example of how wild animals don’t make good pets, according to an older Wildwoods post.
Wild animals aren’t pets
Wildwoods stresses that people shouldn’t keep wild animals as pets.
Wild animals are wild. It’s as simple as that.
All too often, people make these animals pets just because they’re cute and unique, only to find out they’re too much to handle.
Just like Silver the Fox who was passed around to different homes before eventually being surrendered and taken to a wildlife sanctuary in Canada.