It’s Baby Time!

Here at the Chintimini Wildlife Center, our staff and volunteers both look forward to and brace for BABY SEASON! Of course nursing orphaned animals and reuniting them with their parents has its rewards, not to mention the cuteness factor, but the sheer volume of animals can be very time consuming and is sometimes overwhelming. For example, some newborn songbirds need to be fed every 15 minutes from sun up to sun down! All in all though, it simply is the best and most interesting time of year at the clinic.

This March we have already gotten a taste of many of the tiny patients to come. Let’s take the time, while we have it, to introduce the first of the little ones.

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Great Horned Owl nestling before being returned to its nest

The very first baby birds of the season are not so little. This past week we received a call about a Great Horned Owl nestling that was on the ground under a tree. Apparently a recent rain and wind storm had caused it to fall out of its nest. The caring property owners who had called had noticed the parents feeding him on the ground and heard their calls.

Animal Care Director Kelsey Lance went to rescue the nestling and found it was too young to  be out of the nest. He was brought back to the clinic, where staff warmed it up, gave him an exam and found that there were no injuries. He was deemed healthy with a full belly of food, which indicated that his parents had fed him recently.

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Sign Up for April Wildlife Camps

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Join the Chintimini Wildlife Rangers youth programs this April!

Day Camps

Amphibians April 14th 9 am to 4 pm/ pre/post care available upon request.

Chintimini is home to three types of frogs, the long-toed salamander, and the rough-skinned newt. Campers will enjoy a day of exploration, crafts and game!

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After School Program

Zany Zoology every Thursday starting April 14th to June 9th

Why can’t I see owls in the tree? How many babies can a garter snake have? How do rough-skinned newts protect their eggs? Why can mammals walk in the snow and still keep warm? We will find the answer to these and many other questions as we learn how zoology helps us to better understand how animals survive.

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Earth Day Happy Hour Fundraiser

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Raise a pint to Chintimini Wildlife Center!
Join Two Towns Cider & The – Campus – Downward Dog for an Earth Day Happy Hour Fundraiser for CWC
Bring your friends and enjoy: $3 Cider Pints, DJ, Prizes, Swag!!!
Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
Time: 4-7pm
Location: The Downward Dog Campus
2305 NW Monroe Ave
10% of bar will be donated to Chintimini Wildlife Center, which will then be matched by Two Towns Cider