Wildlife Rehabilitator Exam and Application.
The annual written exam for those interested in becoming a New York State licensed wildlife rehabilitator will be on April 22. To register for the exam an application must be submitted by April 1. Wildlife rehabilitators provide the voluntary service of caring for injured, sick and orphaned wild animals, with the ultimate goal of preparing animals for their return to the wild. Prospective applicants are encouraged to gain experience by serving as an assistant to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. For more details on this exam, including study materials and applicant requirements, read the DEC press release (http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/72778.html).