medicine river wildlife center

An update on our orphaned Pine Marten!

She has grown well, but a wild family of martens could not be located for fostering purposes. So, rather than having her grow in isolation we have given her a weaselly friend! Newt the Ferret has been teaching her general weasel behaviors and acting as a companion, keeping the marten from becoming too accustomed to her human caretakers. 

The Pine Marten will be released later this month in prime marten habitat.