Friday, September 30, 2011
They do incredible things to help wild, injured birds to heal. Many, many are rehabilitated and are released back to their wild, free lives. Some soldier on in place and are well cared for by the caring staff and volunteers.
Tudi, the Raven and the Black Bear!
The Wildlife Recovery Center has an internationally recognized program to raise and release to the wild orphaned Black Bear Cubs. They do so without unnecessary human contact. Most of the cub's mothers were shot leaving the cubs on their own, too young to fend for themselves. The Recovery Center has raised and rehabilitated 40 cubs that were released back to the wilderness on Vancouver Island. 38 of the bears are still in the wild and, because of the program they have used here, none of the bears have tried to interact with people or neighborhoods. They have not become nuisance bears who are comfortable in the presence of people. The Center tracks the bears using GPS.
Here's a copy of a picture from the center showing an orphan cub getting a bath.
Beautiful, intense Sandor, an eagle with a badly broken wing. Unfortunately, he won't be able to be released to the wild. The staff and volunteers do good things for the animals that can't live their "wild" lives.
Visit this place in person if you can. If not, check out their great website: http://www.niwra.org/
or Google North Island Wildlife Recovery Association (Errington, B.C.)