WELCOME to CWC's Youth Wildlife Rescue Blog

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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...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wild Brunch Fundraiser at Gulls Way

Come Join Us for CWC's Wild Brunch, Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Gull's Way Estate! It'll be a hoot=)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Some of our May patients

These are some of the patients we are rehabilitating now. The first is a screech owl. The Western Screech Owl is a small, nocturnal, woodland Owl of western North America and is one of the west's more common owls at lower elevations. They are squat-looking owls that sit erect, with their plumage fluffed out, with the feet and legs obscured, and distinct ear tufts raised. The iris is bright yellow and the bill is gray to black, with tufts of bristly feathers around its base. The facial disk is bordered by black. The toes are yellow. Feathers are either mainly grayish or reddish-brown variegated dark and light, resembling a furrowed tree bark pattern. They use the variegated plumage as camouflage. When threatened, the bird stretches its body and tightens its feathers in order to look like a branch stub to avoid detection, but will take flight when it knows it has been detected.

The second picture is a female mallard duck. She was rescued from a shopping mall in Valencia. Her right leg was fractured and caused her to limp. Dr. Tom was able to put a "walking boot" type splint on it and she is doing well.

The third group of birds is Western Scrub Jay babies. Western scrub-jays are common through the American West, from the California coast through Oregon, southern Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and parts of Texas, mostly in lowland areas with oak and pinyon pine trees. The birds easily adapt to urban and suburban areas and are popular visitors to backyard feeders. Western scrub-jays do not migrate.

The fourth picture is of kestrels. Perhaps the most colorful raptor in the world, the American Kestrel is the most common falcon in North America. It is found from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, and in towns as well as wild lands.