Since these youngsters cannot survive on their own, director Annette King steps in to raise them as if they were still in the wild. Unless they’re gravely sick or have a major disability, the kits will be successful in returning back to the wild.
“She’s an orphaned skunk who was brought to us for care,” director Annette King told The Dodo. “We will raise her until she is capable of surviving on her own and release her back into the wild. She was three weeks old and had been struggling to grow. She finally kicked in and has been going through a growth spurt.”
Due to all the flooding in Northeast Oklahoma, skunk dens have been flooded out and many babies perished. So far, this is the only skunk kitten King has in her care.