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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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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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Wildlife Rescue helps nurture the Common Raven

Society has long been fascinated by the raven due to many reasons. Ravens are amongst the most intelligent of all birds, with some experts rating their intelligence up there with both dolphins and chimpanzees.

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Pay Attention to Hummingbird Feeders in the Winter

As we prepare for deadly cold snaps this winter, we want to educate and encourage our friends on how we can become instrumental to the survival of these hummingbirds.

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Local Common Loon Attracting the Public Eye

Local Common Loon Attracting the Public Eye

“We want to educate the public and encourage them to allow wildlife to find their own food and call our helpline when in doubt or if you suspect unusual behavior” says Janelle Stephenson, hospital manager.

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A Father’s Love for Wildlife

My father profoundly influenced my passion for wildlife from a very young age, and so today, I’m sharing this memory with you. I hope you enjoy…

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