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Offline Donnae

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Toronto Wildlife Centre
« on: January 07, 2014, 12:23:31 PM »
This thread is about bring awareness about wildlife rescues and rehabilitations in other provinces. Here in Ontario we have the non-profit charitable centre located in Toronto and is a very good rehab that serves Toronto and areas around it. I know of their work through my daughter who had to call them two years in a row for Canada Geese who had goslings on a green space on an apartment building roof surrounded by concrete and needed to be rescued before they fell from rooftop.

 They are recently in the news because of a rescue of dozens of brown bats who were disturbed from hibernation by human activity and were in freezing weather and dying. They rescued 35 bats, 2 died shortly after and 6 more were already dead at the scene. With 33 more mouths to feed they are appealing to the public, something they don't usually do, for donations to provide insects and maybe extra staff, who will need expensive rabies shoots, to care for them. They eat upward to 1,600 meal worms a day which are expensive and they already have about 100 animals in their care, among them snowy owl, red fox, turtles etc, so you can see why the need.

They are weak and at risk and will be in their care for months, but they are hoping to get some back into hibernation, but who knows. Bats are so very important to the environment and us because they eat insects, especially mosquitos who carry the West Nile Virus and they are also endangered by the White Nose Fungus that has killed millions all through North American.

Donations can be made to

Toronto Wildlife Centre
60 Carl Hall Rd., Unit #4
Toronto, Ontario
M3K 2C1

phone #  416-631-0662, ext. 3207

online.. http://www.torontowildlifecentre.com

also you can like their facebook page..http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toronto-Wildlife-Centre/155768073655
to follow their page and see their work , visit their photo gallery too.



news stories:

http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/4299207-bats-rescued-from-cold-in-newmarket/
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/01/03/bats-rescued-from-outside-newmarket-mall
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/dozens-of-malnourished-bats-rescued-from-frigid-temperatures-1.2484354
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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 02:15:01 PM »
Thank you for this info Donna....I hope many of us can lend a hand there   :heart

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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 08:30:00 PM »
Here is a follow up story from the TWC about the bats and on the other side of the world in Australia the opposite is happening to fox bats as they are falling from extreme heat.
So far about 50,000 bats have died from the extreme heat there .

Story http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/01/10/bats_fall_to_extreme_weather_amid_widespread_decline.html

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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 10:12:13 PM »
Thank you for this information, Donna.

It appears that the Toronto Centre has a bat webcam, but it does not appear to run 24/7 - maybe they show archives?
http://www.torontowildlifecentre.com/webcam



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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 03:45:21 PM »
Toronto Wildlife Centre releases a Great Blue Heron they had for over a month from their care!!! Wonderful



https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152155863613656&set=a.170233588655.119973.155768073655&type=1&theater

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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 03:45:30 PM »
The latest from the TWC..  a horned grebe rescued....keep up the good work!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toronto-Wildlife-Centre/155768073655?hc_location=timeline


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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 04:20:06 PM »
Picture from the Facebook post:


the grebe looks sweet! 

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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 07:53:54 PM »

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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2014, 07:35:46 AM »

Thanks for their Facebook link, Donnae - the grebe release photos are great. and the swan - beautiful!

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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2014, 08:15:36 AM »
One of the Mute Swans at Toronto Wildlife Center:


          



photo by Toronto Wildlife Center


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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2014, 01:38:36 PM »


another patient gets the treatment at TWC   :heart


https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/snowyowl?source=feed_text

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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2014, 12:11:38 AM »

Miigwetch Donna!!
"Our true enemies, as well as our true sources of strength, lie within."

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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2014, 03:46:00 PM »
Update on the bats are TWC.... sounds like they are doing quite well!!!



https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/batrescue?source=feed_text




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Re: Toronto Wildlife Centre
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2014, 08:02:47 AM »