Little and Helpless
Or are they? Little, yes. Helpless, NO! Young hares (White-tailed Jackrabbits and Snowshoe Hares) are born fully haired, eyes open…
Come Grow With Us
We're upgrading and here's how you can help! Medicine River Wildlife Centre's current facility was originally built on a shoestring…
Through the Eyes of Otis the Owl
Presenting, "Otis's Story"! This unique book is the first in the children's series entitled "Through the Eyes of Otis the…
Otis the Owl
Otis the Great Horned Owl is well known in Central Alberta and has acted as MRWC's education owl since 2003.
Medicine River Wildlife Centre's education programs aim to offer information to the public, which will in turn give them the power to make informed choices to help our environment.
Nearly all patients admitted to MRWC's hospital have been injured by human activities such as vehicles, power lines, barbed wire, windows, domestic cats and litter. 60% will be rehabilitated and released back into appropriate habitats.
Welcoming thousands of tourists on our trails and in the education centre each year, "Eco" tourism is an exciting way to bring the world together and make it a kinder place.
The Medicine River Wildlife Centre is a registered charity and receives no regular, ongoing, operational government or corporate funding. The Centre continues to exist only with community support... your support.
Video of the Week
Provided by TransCanada
The Spring has finally arrived, which is the beginning of the "busy season" here at MRWC. We take advantage of the nice weather and inward migration by releasing the patients we've over-wintered. The Spring also means babies, here you can see the first Coyote babies of the year!
Our Community Wildlife Liaison, Judy Boyd, is often found in Red Deer with her head down a Skunk hole. She recently was called to a house with an unknown critter under her deck. You can see her dragging piles of grass into her den so she can have her babies!
What's New at the Wildlife Centre
- MRWC News
Living in Harmony
MRWC's Community Wildlife Liaison, Judy Boyd, is helping to lead a community study in Red Deer to identify "problem wildlife" issues and ways to minimize them.
Once again our Centre is preparing to accept the first of our international volunteers for the year.
MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS NEEDED!
MRWC is entering a very exciting new era and our volunteers and members are needed more than ever. We need you for on and off-site help, small and big projects, whatever interests you the most. Please have a look at our list and contact us if you have time to help your Centre reach its goals.