Monthly Archives: June 2011

One Tiny Skunk

By Kate MacNeil, Education Coordinator, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF Although we no longer do wildlife rehabilitation, the animals we have cared for are never far from our minds. We hope by sharing their stories, you will come … Continue reading

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The Woodchuck and the Teddy Bear

By Donna DuBreuil, President, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF Well-known Canadian naturalist, Barry Kent MacKay, refers to woodchucks (Marmota monax) as the little ‘Mennonites of the Meadow’ because they are pacifists that live a peaceful life and do … Continue reading

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One Smart Little Fox

By Donna DuBreuil, President, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF Having the privilege of getting to know wild mammals when we did wildlife rehabilitation has reinforced our commitment to giving the community a better appreciation of them. The little … Continue reading

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Porcupine mother gives birth

By Donna DuBreuil, President, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF This is the tale of a special porcupine that arrived at the Centre one Christmas Eve when we did wildlife rehabilitation. A concerned homeowner had observed the porcupine in … Continue reading

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A little beaver with a big attitude

By Kate MacNeil, Education Coordinator, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca Photo by Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary View PDF Although we no longer do wildlife rehabilitation, the animals we have cared for over the years are never far from our minds. … Continue reading

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