Say hello to Otis the Owl!
He loves to chat and and always hoots in the same pattern... listen for 2 short and then 2 longer hoots.Learn More
Say hello to Fang the Skunk!
He loves his snacks and vegetables are a favourite! Do you like your veggies as much as he does?Learn More
Say hello to Olive the Owl!
She is a bit bigger and darker than Otis and doesn't like to talk quite as much.Learn More
Medicine River Wildlife Centre is a hospital for wild animals. It is not a zoo, but a place for animals to recover from injuries. Our goal is to repair the damage and eventually release them back into the wild. If orphans are brought in, we find them new families, in the wild, so they can be raised to know what they are.More About the Centre
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How do they get hurt?
You might think that they fall out of trees, have a fight with another animal, or get injured by predators, but this is rarely true! Wildlife is getting damaged by things that people put into the environment.Learn more
Not all owls are nocturnal (come out at nighttime). The ones that are active during the day are called diurnal. Others that comes out at dusk and dawn are called crepuscular.
Many owls have huge ears but they are hidden where we can’t see them. The ear size is directly related to how nocturnal that species of owl is. The bigger the ear, the more they rely on their sense of hearing in the dark.
Do some research to find out which of Alberta’s 11 species of owls are nocturnal, diurnal, or crepuscular.