In February of 2019, a young male skunk was hit by a car and left on the side of the road for 4 days before his rescuer brought him to Shaw Wildlife. After many months of rehabilitation, it was determined this little guy had good quality of life but would not be able to survive on his own in the wild due to the neurological damage he sustained when hit by the car. It was then that he became Shaw Wildlife's wildlife ambassador for our educational programs. He was lovingly named "Gerber" because Gerber baby food was the first food he willingly ate on his own during his rehabilitation. Gerber was known for his love of bananas and coleslaw and enjoyed spending evenings on the couch relaxing in the arms of his caregiver and founder of Shaw Wildlife, Crystal Shaw. In May of 2022, Gerber passed away due to a severe epileptic episode. He was euthanized in Crystal's arms. During his 3 years as a wildlife ambassador, Gerber managed to change the way thousands of people view skunks and was a true ambassador, not only for Shaw Wildlife, but for his species.