Tag: wildlife

Cold Snaps – A Risk for Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds need to eat A LOT, almost constantly. It may surprise you that such a small species who weighs about the size of a loonie has a high demand for food sources. Hummingbirds can consume half their weight in pure sugar every day. Nectar fuels hummingbird’s metabolism – the highest of an endothermic animal on the earth. Although these food sources are readily available in the spring and summer, winter becomes challenging. Insects and nectar-bearing flowering plants are scarce during freezing temperatures.

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Great Blue Heron, Big Blue Needs our Help After Window Strike

Caring for Great Blue Heron such as this is a lot of work. They require constant attention-particularly when they’re in groups to ensure no violence breaks out. Yet while this is a concern, typically this behavior is only exhibited when there’s a scarcity of resources, so while they’re in care its quickly made clear there’s going to be enough food for all of them.

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Windows Pose a Threat to Migratory Birds

Windows pose a huge threat to birds, especially those which are flying on their migratory routes. By reflecting foliage or sky, the windows look inviting to birds on their route. However, this deceptive illusion will often lead to the bird crashing into the window which can result in serious injuries and sometimes death.

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Trumpeter Swans: A Fight for Survival

Trumpeter Swan still faces numerous threats to its existence. Among others, lead poisoning as a result of the ingestion of ammunition pellets left in old hunting grounds and fishing tackle would have to be considered one of the most sinister threats that this beautiful bird faces today.

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Learn to Co-Exist with Vulnerable Wildlife

The Western Painted Turtle is the only native pond turtle left in BC. Currently, they are blue-listed which means they are sensitive to human disturbances and natural occurrences. They are considered vulnerable to habitat loss and are susceptible to human and natural disturbances.

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Happy Reunition

This relaxed attitude of the bushtits and heroic residents from a local community in East Vancouver, BC helped Wildlife Rescue reunite a fallen nest back to its parents within 24 hours.

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Thank you for helping us save endangered animals

This year, Wildlife Rescue celebrates 40 years of partnering with you to save wild lives throughout our communities. During our four decades, we have cared for more than 115,000 animals and – with your support – are working to help many more in the years ahead.

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Order Today! 2020 Wildlife Rescue Calendar

Order Today! 2020 Wildlife Rescue Calendar

The 2020 This Is Wild calendar is now available! This year’s calendar features wonderful photography by local photographer – and Wildlife Rescue volunteer – Paul Steeves.

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Long-term Care & Treatment for Peli

In situations like this we want to encourage the public to call our wildlife response line immediately so we can prevent injuries and infections from escalating and start medical treatment before starvation, infection, and death occurs,” says Janelle Stephenson, Hospital Manager at Wildlife Rescue Association of BC.

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Inquisitive Common Raven Released back to the wild!

The first task, a crucial one, was to teach the bird how to self-feed. Following weeks of hand-feeding, Wildlife Rescue Association staff started hiding the raven’s food in order to stimulate its mind and help train it to become ‘self-sufficient’ by searching for and locating its own food source.

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