Entries by protectanimals

Wild Brunch Recap

By Development Coordinator Heather Patrice Brown On Sunday, September 25th, 2016, California Wildlife Center (CWC) welcomed hundreds of guests to the 18th Annual “The Wild Brunch, Wild and Wonderful!” The event was held at the beautiful Gull’s Way Estate in Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean from 1pm to 5pm. Gourmet vegetarian cuisine, wine, and beverages […]

StrandCon 2016

Staff attends national conference for marine mammals By Marine Program Manager Jeff Hall CWC is permitted by NOAA Fisheries to perform all the exciting things that come with marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation. As a member of the West Coast Region Stranding Network, CWC staff attends regional and national conferences to collaborate with other organizations from […]

Bumper Crop for Baby Care Unit

By Hospital Manager Denys Hemen It was another great year inside of our baby bird nursery at California Wildlife Center.  We are the only wildlife rehabilitation center in Los Angeles County that takes in baby songbirds, baby crows, and baby ravens. Due to this fact, we have to dedicate lots of space to their care. […]

Coyotes Released

By Staff Veterinarian Dr. Lorraine Barbosa This year, California Wildlife Center took in seven orphaned coyote pups, which came to us from various locations in Topanga, Los Angeles, and Hollywood, at only a few months old. After treating them for a GI parasites, giving them their vaccinations, and providing them with nutrition and supportive care, […]

A Squirrel for All Seasons

Spring and fall are busiest times for baby squirrels By Executive Director Jennifer Brent Last year, California Wildlife Center received 486 Eastern Fox Squirrels and so far this year, we have received 414.  They are the species that we see the most at CWC (second most common is the Mallard). Why so many?  Some have […]

Green Sea Turtles Invade

CWC’s first ever rescue of a marine reptile By Marine Program Manager Jeff Hall Sea turtles are usually something you’d see if you were snorkeling in Hawaii, or maybe during a leisurely catamaran ride off the coast of southern Mexico. While there are populations of sea turtles off the coast of California, you’d have to […]

A Marine Rescue of a Different Color

by Jeff Hall, Marine Program Manager I’ve rescued hundreds….maybe even thousands of animals in my career.  From mountain lions and black bears to seals and dolphins, I’ve seen my fair share of different species and had a hand in their rescue.  Never in my career have I rescued a Green Sea Turtle, that is until […]

Snowshoes in the Summer

California Wildlife Center recently rescued a Northern Mockingbird whose feet were knuckling, meaning she was unable to open her feet to stand or perch.  This was causing the bird to have to stand on the tops of her toes which were curled under and causing her additional injury. CWC veterinary staff created “snowshoes” for the mockingbird […]

New Aviary Filled with Unkindnesses and Murders

By Development Coordinator, Heather Patrice Brown “Squawk!” “Caw-caw!” The new exterior aviary, sponsored by the Wendy McCaw Foundation, is anything but a quiet, peaceful place.  This 8’ x 16’ enclosure currently houses both a murder of American crows and an unkindness of common ravens that arrived as orphaned babies.  The aviary provides multiple perches in […]