Episode 303: Animal Ambassadors



The goal of wildlife rehabilitation is to release healthy, recovered animals back to their natural habitats as fully functioning wild animals. But what happens when animals can’t be released? Sometimes, they may be suitable for a new job: an education ambassador. This episode highlights the selection criteria and welfare considerations that are essential to determine if an animal is a good candidate as an animal ambassador. Wildlife ambassadors play a significant role in education, by connecting people to wildlife and conservation issues and inspiring thousands of people worldwide to take action to protect wildlife.

Untamed Unfiltered



Join us for Untamed Unfiltered to take a deeper look inside each episode with some of the Center's Untamed producers and special guests. In this episode, Amanda and Aaron sit down with Gail Buhl of Partners For Wildlife/The Raptor Center, Melissa Moore of Peoria Zoo, and Jackie Kozlowski of The Tracy Aviary

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For Classrooms



Looking for ideas on how to incorporate the stories and lessons of Untamed into the classroom? Animal Ambassadors In (About) 2 Minutes highlights the major concepts and ideas explored in this Untamed episode and is a quick resource for teachers who want to kick off a discussion. 

Animal Ambassadors Activity Packet

Take the learning experience for your classroom or student group one step further with our specialized activity packets. These interactive resources combine summative reading sheets with writing and critical thinking exercises related to the topics and themes covered in each Untamed episode. Each page is designed to be used individually or as a complete workbook,  making this activity packet perfect for educators looking to customize the lessons that can be learned from Untamed

Are you using these materials and resources in your classroom? We are eager to hear from you! Please let us know, so we can share your classroom projects and experiences with other teachers. Contact us at edu@wildlifecenter.org.

Looking for more information? Email us at wildlife@wildlifecenter.org

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