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APRIL 27: EARTH DAY FAIR! 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come meet our Wildlife Ambassadors at the 29th Annual San Luis Obispo County Earth Day Fair at Laguna Park! Learn about what we do as the only organization permitted to rescue and rehabilitate injured, orphaned, sick and pollution-damaged wildlife (excluding adult deer, bear, mountain lion, feral pig, and marine mammals) with the goal of releasing healthy back to the wild.
800+ strong and growing! Members, donors, volunteers & staff working together to support the wildlife of San Luis Obispo County through rehabilitation and educational outreach.
Pacific Wildlife Care is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
What We Do
We treat nearly 3,000 wild animal patients every year, from over 200 different species. Our goal? To return healthy animals to the wild! We also provide educational presentations for local organizations and schools.
[Wildlife rehabilitation] "is a process of coming to know something quite unlike you, to understand it well enough not only to keep it alive but also to put it back, like a puzzle piece, into the gap in the world it left behind."
-- Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk
Register to attend a volunteer opportunities orientation (VOO) and start making a difference in the well being of our local wildlife. Check out our event calendar for the next VOO.
Freedom Friday! We released two Common Murres recently with the help of Morro Bay Harbor Patrol. One bird came into the clinic contaminated with oil and the other was emaciated and weak. Both birds were found on the beach, always a sign that something is wrong with this species. They will not beach themselves unless they need help. The oiled murre was washed, a process that takes skill and expertise to do so safely for the bird and handler (so please don’t try this at home). The recovery process from being oiled or emaciated is a long one involving time in a hospital pool, repeated periods under a dryer and constant monitoring of weight and blood to insure the bird is progressing. The final step is time spent in one of our outdoor pools to ensure the bird’s waterproofing has been fully restored. These birds have been through a lot and we are happy to see them back in their home. A big thanks to Morro Bay Harbor Patrol for getting the birds out to the open ocean and to rehabilitation technician, Jackie Sanchez, for releasing the birds.
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Today is Bat Appreciation Day! Bats play an important role in the ecosystem by consuming tons of insects every night! Without them, we would be overrun with mosquitoes, midges, and other insects. We must also thank them for chocolate. Many plants in the tropics rely on bats for pollination, including cocoa, banana, mango and vanilla. They are also essential pollinators for the agave plant - which is one of the ingredients in tequila. So next time you're sipping a margarita, you know who to thank. 🦇
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It’s that time of year again! If you come across a nest of baby bunnies have no fear... they are not abandoned! Their mom only comes to the nest two times per day to feed them so as not to attract predators. If they are not injured, please leave them be and keep your pets away.
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With the coming of spring, many wild animals are more active and that includes turtles. In the past week, we have received turtles that have been hit by cars as they try to cross roads. Please keep an eye out for them and all wildlife while driving!
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Check out the live camera of a Bald Eagle nest... the chicks are starting to hatch today! friendsofbigbearvalley.org/If you scroll back on the live feed to about 12:37, you can see the chick moving inside the eggshell and see the egg tooth on the beak. About 4 days before hatching the chick develops an egg tooth at the top of its bill. It's that sharp hard egg tooth that the chick uses to work away at the hard shell. If anybody captured video of around 12:38, please share it in the comments! Thanks ... See MoreSee Less