This itsy-bitsy red squirrel is less than 2 weeks old, and he's getting all-day care and frequent feedings from dedicated volunteers at Wildwoods, a small non-profit that helps orphaned, sick and injured animals return to their natural lives.
Weighing only 20 grams, the little guy was rescued by Tara Sikes after she discovered him alone in a nest that was nestled into the engine bay of a car. Sikes waited to see if the mother would come back, but it soon became clear the days-old squirrel was all alone.
Tara put him in a little box with a heating pad to keep him warm, and then drove him two hours to Wildwoods, an animal rehab center in Duluth, Minnesota. He arrived there on Wednesday night.
The baby squirrel eats five times a day, and Wildwoods had to order a special squirrel milk formula for him, to mimic the milk he would have received from his mom.