Skunks are wild animals and an important part of our local ecosystem. They’re best appreciated from a distance, but there is one good place to see this species up close: River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook. Watch our video, then come meet one of the forest preserves’ resident ambassadors in person!
Please note: It is illegal to take any animal from the wild (your yard included!) to keep as a pet. The educational ambassador animals at our nature centers are subject to state and federal regulations that ensure they will be given proper care and used to educate the public.