Badger Release
The badger featured here was initially found trapped inside a garage in Mesa prior to being rehabilitated and released into an SRP-managed habitat in fall 2020.
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Thankful for a New Home: Badger, Coyotes, Foxes and Other Rehabilitated Wildlife Released on SRP-managed Habitats

SRP and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center work together to relocate animals who were orphaned or displaced in urban environments.

Throughout this fall, SRP has partnered with the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center to release rehabilitated wild animals on SRP-managed habitats. These animals were orphaned as babies or once living in urban areas and will now live in their natural habitats, mainly northeast and southeast of the Valley.

Animals that SRP and the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center recently released to natural habitats include juvenile coyotes, juvenile foxes, juvenile raccoons and a badger. The badger featured in the video was initially found inside a garage in Mesa prior to being rehabilitated and released back to the wild.

As responsible stewards of Arizona’s natural resources, SRP engages in efforts to protect wildlife and conserve wildlife habitats. In addition to meeting regulatory requirements, SRP understands the importance of protecting Arizona’s native plants and wildlife, especially sensitive and at-risk species.

SRP is proud to partner with the Southwest Wildfire Conservation Center which has been in operation since 1994 and has a longstanding reputation as one of the leading wildlife sanctuaries and rehabilitation facilities in the southwestern United States.

About Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

Southwest Wildlife rescues, rehabilitates, and releases injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife. Wildlife education includes advice on living with wildlife and the importance of native wildlife to healthy ecosystems. Educational and humane scientific research opportunities are offered in the field of conservation medicine. Sanctuary is provided to animals that cannot be released back to the wild. Learn more at

About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP also is the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.