UPDATE: Clover, the hedgehog stolen from Green Bay’s Wildlife Sanctuary, returned in safe condition

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MONDAY 3/2/2020 11:05 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Clover, the hedgehog previously reported stolen from Green Bay’s Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, has been returned to the Sanctuary.

On Friday, Feb. 28, an unidentified person returned Clover to the Sanctuary’s gift shop and proceed to leave, according to the Sanctuary.

Officials with the Sanctuary say they will never be fully certain that this hedgehog is Clover, staff have checked the animal over and her markings, weight, and mannerisms match Clover.

Clover will temporarily be housed at the observation building instead of her usual cage. This will allow staff to repair her cage and ensure Clover is adjusting back to life at the Sanctuary. The staff adds that Clover is currently “happy and healthy.”

Lori Bankson, Curator of Animals at the Sanctuary, says Clover was examined and bathe immediately upon arrival. Bankson says staff notified the Sanctuary’s veterinarian, the USDA, and Green Bay Animal Control Officer Mallory Meves when Clover was returned. Bankson says Clover was returned in good health.

According to the Sanctuary, whoever took Clover was able to pry the cage door open enough to grab Clover. Officials say staff will be working on all the cages to ensure an incident like this does not happen again.

Green Bay’s Wildlife Sanctuary staff remain concerned after hedgehog stolen

TUESDAY 2/25/2020 6:58 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Staff at Green Bay’s Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary say they are concerned after a hedgehog was allegedly stolen last week.

Green Bay Police say the 3-year-old female hedgehog, Clover, was removed from her home sometime on Friday.

According to staff at the Sanctuary, hedgehogs like Clover have very special dietary and care needs.

“We want to make sure that she can get back here so she doesn’t get in ill health or something happens to her,” Lori Bankson, Curator of Animals at the Sanctuary, tells Local 5. “We just want to get her back here so she can come back as part of our team and go out to the outreach community. We have a lot of people visitors, staff that are heartbroken right now.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Clover is asked to contact Green Bay Police or the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Original Story: Hedgehog from Green Bay’s Wildlife Sanctuary reported missing

SATURDAY 2/22/2020 1:16 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Police Department is currently investigating the theft of a hedgehog from the Green Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on February 21.

Officials say the 3-year-old female hedgehog named, “Clover” was removed from her sanctuary sometime on Friday.

If any resident has any information about this incident they are encouraged to call the Green Bay Police Department at 920-448-3208 and ask to speak with Officer Mallory Meves or contact the Green Bay Area Crime Stoppers by phone (920) 432-7867, or through their website at

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