Education

Young Filmmakers: A Contest Just For You

Text from the winning film in 2018

In March an 11-year-old from Oregon Won the First Annual Youth Film Competition ‘The Wild World We Love’ Sponsored by Pacific Wildlife Care PWC is partnering again with the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival to sponsor another wildlife film contest in 2019, calling for an original short, or animated film, as part of the Film…

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Merriam Chipmunks Released in Tahoe

Merriam Chipmunks

I first heard the chipmunk story from a friend, Fred Friedman. His wife Rochelle’s daughter, Deven Day, had recently moved to San Luis County from the Reno / Mount Rose area. One of the possessions she moved was a dresser. For two weeks, it sat where she had moved it, until she decided to put…

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Wild in the Plaza – you should come!

Young Artist Featured at Wild in the Plaza Event Celebrating 30 years, Pacific Wildlife Care is presenting a free family event on May 13, 2017 from noon – 4pm in Mission Plaza, featuring artistic wildlife creations of local high school artist Kaya G, and sponsored by Joan Gellert-Sargen. Kaya’s magical owl was adopted as the…

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A Message from Jeri Roberts

It’s with great sadness that I tell you Jack, our Educational Merlin Falcon, passed away recently. I feel especially blessed to have lived with and cared for him the past 11 years.  We made many public appearances together during that time. He taught and thrilled so many children and adults over his years as an ambassador. Jack was…

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Meet Pip, Newest Wildlife Ambassador

Pip, American Kestrel

Pip’s story: AMERICAN KESTREL Falco sparverius Pip is an American Kestrel brought to PWC in May, 2016 as an injured fledgling. His tail feathers were still partly sheathed indicative of a young bird. A cat had carried him indoors and he had multiple puncture wounds consistent with being cat-caught. He also had a dislocation in…

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Don’t Try This at Home: The Saga of CORA 16-1623

Common Raven 16-1623, admitted to the clinic on June 22, made himself at home on a table in the Intake Room, appearing completely comfortable in what should have been an alien environment, with four humans observing him. He ate out of bowls, took food from humans’ hands, and displayed curiosity about, well, everything. He tore…

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Ancient Procedure – Allows 21st Century Hawk to Fly

A hawk’s survival requires an exquisite ability to soar and maneuver. This is especially true of Red-shouldered Hawks. They are “masters of maneuverability,” often chasing prey through dense forest, says PWC’s Claudia Duckworth. A hawk with damaged tail feathers cannot do this. At the PWC Rehabilitation Center, Red-shouldered Hawk #766 recovered well from the fractured…

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Kids, Do You Love Wildlife?

Pelican Drawing

Young people up to the age of 17 are invited to enter an original picture of wildlife in its native habitat in… Pacific Wildlife Care’s SUMMER ART SHOW Download the flyer and instructions here, or submit an 8 ½ x 11” sheet of paper, depicting one of the following animals in its native habitat: Pelican…

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June 12th Wine Gala Benefits PWC

Animal Care Clinic Wine Gala

Join the Animal Care Clinic Staff for their annual Open House and Wine Gala Sunday June 12 from 2-6pm benefiting Pacific Wildlife Care, Partners in Equine Therapy, Guide Dog’s of America, and The Land Conservancy. Taste wine, cheese and appetizers while getting a behind the scenes look at their hospital and some fun veterinary displays. They always have awesome…

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Springtime Reminders

Immature rabbits

BY MARCELLE BAKULA. It’s springtime, and with it comes an opportunity to remind San Luis Obispo residents what that means for our local wildlife and our human impact on them. We all remember learning in school about how spring is the time of renewal, including nests and every bird and mammal having babies! Well, this is…

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