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Famous cement raccoon 'Gypsy' at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center becomes foster mom

Posted at 4:14 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 18:14:13-05

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The raccoon that was rescued from fresh cement at a construction site in June, has become a foster mom to baby raccoons.

When Gypsy the raccoon was rescued, rescue workers had to use electric razors to remove the cement and treated the raccoon with warm vinegar water and housed it in their outdoor rehabilitation facility.

Now that Gypsy has been healed and has fully regrown her coat, she is now a foster mom to eight baby raccoons at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in north Scottsdale.

"She's a natural mom and caregiver," said Linda Searles, Executive Director at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

Southwest Wildlife currently houses nearly 350 rescue animals including coyotes, foxes and bobcats. Some of those animals will be rehabilitated and released back into the wild.