Assiniboine Park & Zoo and Wildlife Haven Forge New Partnership for Wildlife Conservation
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by Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre
5M ago
 A Vision of Unity: Advancing Wildlife Conservation Together The announcement of this partnership marks a significant milestone in the collective efforts to ensure the well-being of Manitoba's wildlife. With aligned visions and shared values, the Assiniboine Park & Zoo and Wildlife Haven are excited to amplify their impact by working hand-in-hand toward common goals. At the heart of this partnership lies a clear commitment to making a positive difference in the realm of wildlife rehabilitative care. The alliance envisions a future where injured or sick animals have access to ..read more
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Wildlife Haven Partners with Delta Marsh Bird Observatory
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by Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre
1y ago
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre is proud to announce a new partnership with Delta Marsh Bird Observatory! Together, we are introducing a Bird Banding Program at Wildlife Haven. The goal is to band native songbird patients before they are released from care in order to monitor their survival post-release, and to contribute to migration monitoring data. Bird banding is a scientific research tool that involves the attachment of a small, non-invasive aluminum band to a bird’s leg. Each band has its own unique number in the event that the bird is re-caught or the band is recovered by banders ..read more
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National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Visits Wildlife Haven
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by Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre
1y ago
Wildlife Haven was recently visited by National Geographic Explorer and world-renowned photographer, Joel Sartore, as part of his work on the National Geographic Photo Ark. This monumental project aims to call attention to the many issues affecting wildlife and their habitats around the world by documenting every species living in human care. This project was started by Sartore in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska in 2006 and is approaching its 16th anniversary in August! Just recently he captured species number 13,000 with his camera: a rare Spoon-Billed Sandpiper. Sartore predicts that there ..read more
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AVIAN INFLUENZA (HPAI) UPDATES
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by Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre
2y ago
Monday, April 4, 2022 IMPORTANT: Please call the Wildlife Haven Hotline (204-878-3740) before bringing a wildlife patient to our campus. We will have additional instructions and precautions to keep you and other Wildlife Haven animals safe. Please report deceased waterfowl or raptor sightings to the Manitoba tip line: 1-800-782-0076 Wildlife Haven is facing yet another virus-related crisis. We are preparing for an avian influenza outbreak (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - HPAI).  The situation is rapidly evolving. This virus is posing a very real and very severe risk to wild birds ..read more
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Orphaned Otter Gets a Second Chance at Life
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by Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre
2y ago
A rare patient has been admitted to the Wildlife Haven Hospital! This juvenile North American River Otter (patient #21-644) was found orphaned near Gimli in May. Upon its initial medical examination, the otter was lethargic and was showing signs of gastrointestinal complications (which will often lead to death in wildlife). He weighed just 973 grams.The orphaned otter required immediate intensive care to survive. He had also started showing signs of pneumonia; we had a vet do X-rays immediately to ensure proper treatment. As the vet examined further, it appeared the otter had a bolus of c ..read more
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Wildlife Haven Open's Manitoba's First Wildlife Veterinary Hospital
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by Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre
2y ago
IF YOU HAVE FOUND SICK, INJURED OR ORPHANED WILDLIFE, PLEASE CALL 204-878-3740.  Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre in Ile-Des-Chênes is excited to announce the opening of Manitoba's first Wildlife Veterinary Hospital! The newly accredited Wildlife Veterinary Hospital is fully equipped with a full-time licensed veterinarian, diagnostic equipment, and an operating room to provide emergency care, procedures, and surgeries for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife from all over Manitoba. As of today, in 2021, Wildlife Haven has treated 2,300 wildlife patients, an increase of 21.5% from last ..read more
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Welcome back to the wild, Bald Eagle!
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by Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre
2y ago
After 27 days in care, Bald Eagle patient (#21-1319) was successfully released back to the wild. Strong, healthy and happy. This adult Bald Eagle was found near St. Claude, Manitoba. Laying flat on the ground by deceased prey, the eagle appeared to be very ill. Upon admission to the Wildlife Haven Hospital, the team immediately administered fluids to flush out any possible toxins in the Eagle’s body. During the medical examination, it was clear that it also had a lesion in its left iris with dark coloration surrounding the area. The Eagle was administered specialized eye drops multiple times d ..read more
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A Community's effort to save the Pelicans
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by Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre
2y ago
He was on the radar of the community of Lockport as everyone was concerned for his wellbeing. This pelican had not joined the rest of the flock when they left the Red River area and migrated South in early September. He could be seen swimming and bobbing against the waves in the area of open water on an otherwise frozen river near the locks at Lockport. No obvious injury could be seen but he was likely unable to fly. The pelican faced the real danger of developing frostbite as the temperatures started to plummet and this was only November. The weather was going to get worse. Somehow, he needed ..read more
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Bright Future for Orphaned Kits
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by Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre
2y ago
He had noticed her stealthily sneaking into an insecure outbuilding in his yard and thought she might be making a den, based on the time of year. It was spring, and time for wild animals to give birth to their young. Since her presence there was not going to interfere in his life, he decided not to dissuade her from moving in. He liked foxes. Days later he was shocked and saddened to find the body of a female fox laying on the highway near his property. She had been hit by a car. It was obvious to him that she was lactating at the time of her death and his mind raced back to his outbuilding ..read more
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