Category Archives: Getting To Know Wildlife Series – 2011

One Lucky Deer

By Donna DuBreuil, President, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre, www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF Even though we no longer do wildlife rehabilitation, the animals we have helped over the years are never far from our minds. Just after Christmas one year, on what we … Continue reading

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Fall Best Time to Animal Proof your Home

By Donna DuBreuil, President, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF Squirrels have been frantically burying nuts for the past month while chipmunks, cheeks bulging with seeds, are stashing the last bit of food in their underground dens. We humans … Continue reading

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A Mouse in the House

By Kate MacNeil, Education Coordinator, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF Each fall, when the cold weather begins, it is normal for mice to seek out shelter in houses. Just as predictably they often move to a more natural … Continue reading

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Three Legged Fox

By Kate MacNeil Education Coordinator, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF Even though we no longer do wildlife rehabilitation, the animals we have helped over the years are never far from our minds. It was a cold and snowy … Continue reading

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A Skunk with Attitude

By Donna DuBreuil, President, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF This young skunk was orphaned when his mother, uprooted by construction, dropped him when startled by a truck. Because he was just a few weeks old, with eyes still … Continue reading

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Caring for a Coyote

By Kate MacNeil, Education Coordinator, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca The call came in from a Richmond resident. Their dogs had chased down a coyote and they felt terrible. The animal seemed exhausted and looked ill. Luckily the coyote sought … Continue reading

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Caring for Bear Cubs

By Donna DuBreuil, President, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF This story, from the days when we did wildlife rehabilitation, will hopefully serve as a reminder to not panic when bears enter developed areas. There is always a reason … Continue reading

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“Stitches” the Chipmunk

By Donna DuBreuil, President, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF It was mid-summer when the person brought the juvenile Eastern Chipmunk into the Centre for help. He had observed it on his property for several days and noticed a … Continue reading

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Fast Moving Mink

By Kate MacNeil, Education Coordinator, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF During the years we did wildlife rehabilitation we would care for a wide range of species each season. Although we would occasionally see adult mink, we would not … Continue reading

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Back to the Wild

By Kate MacNeil, Education Coordinator, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF Last week we introduced you to the story of two orphaned river otters. We left off with the realization that we were going to make every effort possible … Continue reading

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