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CWC's Youth Wildlife Rescue Blog invites young people to have fun and get involved with the work of California Wildlife Center whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured, abandoned or sick native wildlife and marine mammals from the greater Los Angeles area. Come and get involved yourself or with your school and help our local wildlife. The Wildlife Center has taken in 19,000+ wild animals since its opening in 1998 and relies solely on public donations and grants. CWC is located in a quiet part of the Santa Monica mountains in Calabasas. Please visit our website at www.californiawildlifecenter.org for more information. We look forward to hearing from you on this blog!


We have a brand new website! Check it out! www.cawildlife.org It's awesome!!!

Check out some of our Fall rescues and patients!

Our Grey squirrels are finally rehabbed! See there release below!

Check out Charlie, the elephant seal pups rescue and release back into the wild!

Thank all of you who attended our 13th Annual Wild Brunch fundraiser in September at Gulls Way Estate in Malibu! It was a huge success because of you!

Check out our first, ever Big Free-tailed bat!

Our November 2010 Coyote rehab and release video is finally done. Check it out in our new posts section below. The video of our 5 rehabbed fawns is also up.

Thank you to everyone that turned out for our Wild Brunch on August 22nd. It was a smashing success! Check out Mike Hayward's photos of the event.

Thanks to everyone that came and took a Walk on the Wild Side, May 2nd...You can check out the photos at:Mike Hayward's Special Events Photography.

An awesome time was had by all at our Spring Open House.

News briefs: See a pelican get rescued! We're having a Pelican party in our ICU...first black-coat elephant seal ever rescued by CWC...First marine mammal rescue in SoCal for 2010...Yearling sea lion rescued at Pt. Dume! Update on our rescued fox from Culver City! We have another Youth Rescue blog hero! .DON'T TRIM THAT TREE - baby birds and squirrels are nesting now! Watch the CBS report here...HAVE FUN! HELP THE ANIMALS! EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS! Organize a fund-raising event at your school! Contact our youth team with your good (even crazy!) ideas at rescuecwc@california wildlife center.org...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Rescued February 4, 2009 : Baby Bunny

This cute baby desert cottontail rabbit, was brought to us along with his sister. The sister was fine, so she was sent back home, which was off of Chesebro Road, Agoura. The baby rabbit was approximately one month old, according to his weight, which was 96g. Unfortunately he had a broken leg (tibia and fibular.) He has a temporary splint on his leg that is held on with the green bandage, until Dr Tom, our vet, can operate on his leg on the 6th. This will not be easy as his leg is so small.

He is still able to hop around and is eating well with a diet of baby rabbit pellets, a few pieces of fruit and vegetables, along with timothy hay and water. We are hoping that the surgery will be sucessful, so that he will later be able to be released from the same area in which he and his sister were found.

UPDATE Sadly this baby didn't make it. Sometimes despite all best efforts fragile creatures like these sometimes cannot be saved. You can help avoid accidents by being careful, and remembering that our environment is their home too. This little guy's picture will stay on our blog to inspire people to help other injured wildlife.

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