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Pocono predictors | Wildlife center groundhogs share prognostications

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — A Groundhog Day celebration in the Poconos wasn't just about learning this year's prediction. It was also to teach people about the animal. As the sun rose over the Wilderz at Pocono Wildlife near Stroudsburg, the fate of the...

Groundhogs at Pocono Wildlife Predict Early Spring

The world’s most famous groundhog has some competition this holiday in Monroe County. For the first time ever— spectators made their way to a wildlife center in Hamilton Township this morning for their...

Volunteers Needed for Baby Season

STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — There’s a call out for volunteers at one of the largest wildlife care facilities in our region. A majestic barn owl named Soren sits peacefully inside the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in...

Wildlife Center Prepares for Winter

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — As winter weather continues to approach, many people are preparing their homes for the cold conditions, but humans aren’t the only ones cranking up the heat. The animals at the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and...

Family of Eagles flying high again

PEN ARGYL, Pa. - In the world of wildlife rescue these are the moments to live for, as not one, not two, but three rehabilitated bald eagles were released into the hills over Pen Argyl, Northampton County. A father and his two fledglings were found near equipment...

New bill would fund wildlife rehabs

STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Every day, Wilderz at Pocono Wildlife near Stroudsburg takes in injured or orphaned wildlife. A juvenile great horned owl is one of the newest residents receiving treatment after coming in infested with insects and unable to lift its head....

Creative Contraption Helps Possum Walk

Rehabilitators at The Wilderz at Pocono Wildlife Center near Stroudsburg are helping an opossum named Daisy get back to the wild. Author: Published: 8:04 PM EDT September 7, 2023 Updated: 8:04 PM EDT September 7, 2023

Uptick in Bear Sightings

STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The summer season has many enjoying the great outdoors, especially in areas like the Pocono Mountains. But you may come into contact with dangerous wildlife.Susquehanna River raft makes waves on social media The beautiful...

Feds tell animal rescue to euthanize eagle

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is against regulations to release an eagle with only one foot. STROUDSBURG, Pa. — The federal government forced an animal rescue in the Poconos to euthanize a golden eagle overnight, a big surprise for those who cared for the...

One-footed eagle recovering at wildlife center in the Poconos

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — It's not every day the Wilderz at Pocono Wildlife (formerly Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center) near Stroudsburg takes in a golden eagle, let alone one with a missing foot. "When we first looked at the foot, I was almost...

Monroe County Wildlife Center Seeking Volunteers

STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — One of the largest wildlife care facilities in our region has a call out to the community for help. Baby squirrels, raccoons, and skunks are just a few of the hundreds of animals being cared for at Pocono Wildlife...

Freezing Temperatures impacts local wildlife center

Below-freezing temperatures over the weekend knocked out power for three days at Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. STROUD TOWNSHIP, PA — An injured red-tailed hawk is among dozens of animals being cared for here at Pocono Wildlife...

Pocono wildlife center looks to upgrade facilities

Monroe County The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for all the renovations needed. Author: Amanda Eustice (WNEP) Published:4:12 PM EST November 29, 2022 STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Renovations are underway at the...

Poconos nonprofit that helps injured animals launches fundraising effort as it seeks to upgrade facilities, expand services

STROUDSBURG, Pa. - At the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Stroudsburg, big changes are in the works. Janine Tancredi and Susan Downing took over the 40-year-old wildlife center whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured wild...

Introducing New Co-Executive Directors

We have some exciting news to share. We have accepted the opportunity to serve as Co-Executive Directors of the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center (PWREC) in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.As you may know, that Center has been operating for over 40 years....

Founder of Pocono Wildlife Retires

After 40 years of rehabilitating injured or orphaned wildlife, and educating the public, Kathy Uhler is retiring. Author: Published: 11:08 PM EDT October 4, 2022 Updated: 7:45 PM EDT October 5, 2022...

Bear Cub recovering at PWREC HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A bear cub is recovering at a rehab center in the Poconos after it was found near Matamoras over the weekend....

Bald Eagle Returns Home After Injury TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Out of his cage and back into the wild – a bald eagle was released at Pocono Lake near Mount Pocono. Just a...

Rehabilitation & Education

The Wilderz at Pocono Wildlife aspire to educate and guide the public towards a symbiotic relationship with wildlife. Founded in 1983, the center has grown to now intake over 3,000 animals every year. Janine Tancredi and Susan Downing, PA licensed wildlife rehabbers and the Executive Directors of The Wilderz, have become a resource for humans and animals alike, offering their wealth of knowledge and assistance to those in need.

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We are a Pennsylvania Certified & Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. We’re determined to make a positive change in the world by promoting humane and compassionate treatment of all living species. Our goal is to create a safe place for injured, abandoned, and orphaned animals while providing ethical treatment and love to all involved.

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