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Marion Nature Center Treats Injured Wildlife

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MARION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - It's difficult to say how the Howell Conference and Nature Center would survive without volunteers.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus reports that it's 130 volunteers take in about 2,300 wild animals a year and works to nurse them back to health so they can return to the wild. In the process the volunteers have remained unruffled even though they've often been pecked at and bitten.

Dana DeBenham is the facility's director. She calls volunteers "invaluable" to the nature center, which has the largest raptor rehabilitation clinic in Michigan. It treats hawks, owls, eagles and falcons.

The nonprofit facility is south of Howell in Livingston County's Marion Township. The nature center has a Wild Wonders Wildlife Park for birds, mammals and reptiles that are permanently injured.

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