The BC Wildlife Park is a NON PROFIT organization. Our Wildlife Health Centre is funded by Park admissions and donations from the public. If you would like to donate to our Wildlife Health Centre click here.
In 2014, the Fawcett Family Wildlife Health Centre released 53 rehabilitated animals back into the wild!!
Deer Fawns Released Fall 2013
Photo courtesy of Edna Park
The Fawcett Family Wildlife Health Centre also incorporates a valuable partnership with Thompson Rivers University (TRU) - Animal Health Technology Program (AHT). This program is unique in the province and one of the few of its kind in Canada that prepares students for careers as Animal Health Technicians. Students assist at the BC Wildlife Park in providing very high level of veterinary care, and students learn many aspects of their course requirements while participating in animal health and wildlife rehabilitation at the Park.
Each summer the Park and the Ministry send out media information about orphaned wildlife, especially deer fawns. Many of the deer fawns brought to the Park are not truly orphaned. The mother has simply left the fawn to hide while she is away feeding. Because of the lowered numbers of fawns being brought in from the Kamloops area we feel this message is being listened to. We now need to get the message out to other interior communities. Public education is one of the most useful tools in effective wildlife rehabilitation. We use the Park staff and volunteers, the Media, special interest groups and related Government Departments to deliver this information
Common Loon (juvenile) rehabilitated and released, Fall 2013
Image courtesy of Doug Clay
For information on what to do if you find injured wildlife click here .
We would like to thank the Conservation Officers and the Biologists at the local Ministry of Environment Office for all of their help with our Rehab program
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