From mountain lions to deer to turtles, Northern Colorado is full of unique wildlife. Unfortunately, this abundance of animals often leads to complications with humans.

Thankfully, the Northern Colorado Wildlife Center (NCWC) is here to ease these interactions. Since its inception, the non-profit has worked to rehabilitate sick, orphaned, or injured wildlife — like this box turtle who was hit by a car in Denver.

"Humans are causing most of the injuries...about 90% of the animals we see a year are human-caused injuries," said Tallon Nightwalker, Director of NCWC, in our "Tuned In to NoCo" interview. "We just try to do what we can to save them and give them a second chance at life in the wild."

NCWC currently only rehabilitates reptiles and amphibians, but the organization assists in wildlife rescues of all species. If you see an animal in distress, don't hesitate to reach out to them here. 

Along with rehabilitation and rescue, the non-profit also aims to help humans peacefully coexist with wildlife through education and practical solutions to conflicts.

"Whether it's animals eating your garden or birds flying into your windows...we can really give you some good advice on how you can make your property safer for animals without them damaging your property either," said Nightwalker. "There's a lot more tricks up our sleeve as rehabilitators than people think."

In the future, the organization hopes to expand to help even more local wildlife. You can assist with this mission by volunteering or donating here. 

Learn more about NCWC by listening to the full "Tuned In to NoCo" interview with Tallon Nightwalker below.

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