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Trouper the Blind Raccoon’s Website spreads the message of Respecting All Living Things to children with plenty of fun activities and information.


Trouper the Blind Raccoon is not a pet, and the WEP teaches everyone that no one should attempt to keep any wildlife as pets.

Your generous one-time gift or a monthly contribution to the Wildlife Education Project (WEP) helps fund both live and video educational presentations developed by the WEP to teach children to love, respect, and care for the earth and all its creatures!

As our world becomes smaller and smaller because of technology and travel, we see the effects of reckless and careless endangerment on wildlife and their natural habitats. Our goal is to save them by empowering a generation that will take special consideration for them.

As the wildlife ambassadors of the WEP, Trouper the Blind Raccoon, who is a tame federally licensed animal, and his caregiver Dorothy “Dot” Lee travel to schools, organizations and events to make public appearances to teach that all living things deserve respect.

The WEP is in the process of capturing these presentations on video to allow children and organizations across the United States to hear their message.

The Wildlife Education Project (WEP) was inspired by Trouper’s true story, and has grown into a message and mission that extends to all Trouper’s wildlife friends!

Trouper the Blind Raccoon is a living raccoon that as a baby survived a beating perpetrated by a human. He was left blind, brain damaged, and unable to feed or defend himself after a golfer beat him with a golf club when he was only eight weeks old. Dot rescued Trouper and nurtured him through incredible odds of survival, although she usually says, “Trouper rescued me.” He now lives with Dot who provides him with the near-24-hour care he requires.

Learn more about the adventures of Trouper!


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