A beech marten at Centro Fauna Selvatica "Il Pettirosso" near Modena, Italy.
This beech marten was found in Turin, Italy with a broken paw, however the treatment from a vet and convalescence resulted in imprinting, which meant he became too tame to release. This is when he arrived at Il Pettitrosso rehabilitation centre in Modena, which acts as a halfway house for creatures like this. They house another marten at the rehab center, also too tame to live in the wild, so the two live together.
Since 2000, the recovery centre “Il Pettitrosso” has rescued and rehabilitated more than 50,000 wild animals near Modena in Italy. This means up to 4,000 per year, of which 70% are placed back into their natural habitats. In addition to this, another 800 wild animals have been brought in for care by the Italian Police from accidents or after being found in distress. In recent years the economic crisis has forced other local rehab centres to close, therefore the number of animals being sent to Il Pettitrosso is increasing even more.
A very special thank you to @greenteenteam, an organization promoting youth involvement in nature and wildlife conservation.
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