Below are links to species-specific fact sheets for many of the wildlife indigenous to New Jersey and surrounding areas. In addition to information about the needs and habits of these animals there are useful tips to ensure a peaceful co-existence with those with whom we share the environment. Our native wildlife are fascinating creatures and the more we learn about them the more we can appreciate the beneficial roles they play in nature. Humane methods of preventing, reducing and resolving conflict enable both both animals and humans to enjoy life in relative proximity to each other.
While most wild animals are equipped to live successfully in their natural habitats, situations requiring human intervention do occur. When such intervention is necessary, injured or orphaned wildlife must be cared for by state licensed wildlife rehabilitators. Following is a link to the current roster of NJ licensed rehabilitators. While they are listed by county (and by specific species if applicable) please note that all are licensed by the state and their assistance is not limited to their county of location.