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HelenDOB: 2004
FCZS: 2009
Sex: Female
Weight: .72 grams.

Western gray squirrel Helen spent four years with a rehabber from Sacramento Wildlife Care and moved to the Zoo Sanctuary in 2009. Helen has cataracts in both eyes. Although she can see well enough to get along safely in her exhibit at the Zoo, she couldn’t survive living wild. If you look closely at the little nest boxes in the squirrel exhibits, you’ll notice that they are full of stuff – paper, wool, etc. that was provided by zookeepers so the squirrels can construct perfect nests of their own design.