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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
What you are seeing now is California Gulls and Forster's Terns, who were rescued in northern Alberta. Now they are thriving and eating us out of house and home; smelts are their favourite, although one chowed down on a mouse this morning!
These birds nest in colonies where the adults know their own babies and will not adopt others. So these babies cannot be fostered to another Gull or Tern. They will be kept at Medicine River Wildlife Centre until they can fly, then they will be released to flocks of Gulls and Terns.
These birds are precocial which means they are not born naked and helpless, but have down and can eat on their own from the time they are born. They don't usually stay in their nest for very long.