Arriving this morning were these 2 javelina/peccary babies found in Camp Verde. They were found in a footing for a wall that was about three foot deep. The best thing they could have done was get them out of the hole and place the under a bush for the mom to return. Although well intentioned babies are babies and feeding them things other than a hand rearing formula is never good, and holding on to them for over 48hrs places them in jeopardy. These babies are about a week old with the umbilical cord still attached, it's hard to say if they got the much needed colostrum prior to getting stuck in the hole. They have to get that first milk with in 24hrs.Only time will tell about 5 days to be exact and if they didn't get it the immune system will shut down and they will rapidly go down hill. If all goes well they will be placed with others of a like age so a herd can be put together for release back in to the wild. An interesting fact about javelina is that they are not native to Arizona and have slowly been migrating north from Central and South America and can breed all year long.
** UPDATE – Internship applications are still being accepted for 2015 Fall cycle , Due to late posting on NAU web site.
If your interested in being a volunteer or doing your internship here at the facility please use the contact us page on the web site and we will send you our form you will have to fill out and send back to us prior to the interview process. Due to our small size we only take in a limited amount of people per cycle a year. Our Intern deadlines are as follows: