a newly released orphaned squirrel peeks out of his den box

A newly released orphaned squirrel peeks out of his den box

You’ve helped over 100 orphaned squirrels this year. While in care each group is provided with a wooden den box to give them a place to hide. Once these squirrels are old enough to go out on their own, we release them with their den box to provide them with a familiar safe place to retreat to while they are adjusting to their new surroundings.

We are looking for people in the Greater Toronto Area who would be willing to have a group of squirrels released, along with their den box, on their property. We need properties with at least one mature tree in the backyard to affix the den box to (with 3 screws). Squirrel groups are released onto a property within a predetermined distance from their original location as defined by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

If you’re interested in helping these squirrels get the best possible start at a life in the wild, please contact lendatree@torontowildlifecentre.com with your name, phone number and address.

“Thanks for the box of squirrels. I had fun watching them this morning as they explored the yard” says a lend a tree participant.

Orphaned squirrels explore new home as part of lend a tree program

Orphaned squirrels explore new home as part of lend a tree program