Wildlife Ambassadors

At Blandford, Wildlife is our middle name!

Rescued and teaching others.

Blandford’s Wildlife Ambassadors permanently live at the Center due to severe injuries; they help educate students and give families a close-up view not often seen in outdoor exploration.

Below you’ll find details about our Wildlife Ambassadors, including their names, species type, habitat, diet, conservation management and other fun facts. Stop by Blandford or consider one of our Wildlife Experiences to see our animals yourself.


There are over 217 species of owls in the world and North America has 22 of these species. Popular species that are seen in Michigan include eastern screeches, great-horned owls, long-eared owls and barred owls.

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Hawks & Falcons

There are 28 species of hawks, falcons, kites and eagles in North America. Michigan is home to about 18 species of these birds of prey or raptors. Raptors are predatory birds that hunt and kill other birds and animals for their food. Owls are also raptors, however, they’re not in the same family as hawks & falcons.

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Did you know that there are only 23 species of vultures in the world? All vulture species are split into 2 groups: Old World vultures and New World vultures. The only species of vulture found in Michigan is the turkey vulture. This vulture ranges from 2 to 4 pounds with a 5.5 to 6 ft wing span.

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There are 16 species of Corvids in throughout North America. Of these 16 species, 4 can be found here in Michigan including Canada Jays, Blue Jays, American Crows, and Common Ravens.

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There are over 4,000 species of mammals in the world and Michigan is home to 65 species of mammals. Large mammals such as bear, deer, moose and coyotes roam our state. Smaller Michigan mammals include flying squirrels, mice and bats.

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Reptiles & Amphibians

There are over 8,240 species of reptiles in the world! There are 10 species of turtles, 18 species of snakes and only 2 species of lizards, for a total of 30 reptile species in Michigan.

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