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South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center welcomes visitors to open house

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The South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center hosted an open house on Saturday.

The center has been open for more than 24 years. They host this event twice a year.

Generally, the rehabilitation center isn't open to the public, except to private tour groups, schools, and civic organizations for a fee.

Educational Coordinator Gail Barnes says there are all sorts of animals at the center.

"We take in all native species - and by native species I mean songbirds, mammals, and raptors," Barnes said.

Barnes says each year they rehabilitate nearly 2,500 orphaned or injured animals.

She says they also have around 25 animals they use for environmental education.

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