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We give mother nature a helping hand by raising and rehabilitating orphaned and injured wildlife so they may be released back to the wild. Our 27-acre site includes a state-of-the-art animal care facility as well as sophisticated enclosures, allowing us to care for–and successfully release–more injured and orphaned animals.

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Hi everyone Today is Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care‘s #GivingTuesday : “Bank on a Bear”

#GivingTuesday is a "global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
This year it is December 1, 2020.

For those of you who don’t know Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care is currently rehabbing 7 bear cubs!
4 were orphan due to human interactions,
1 was rescued from a wildfire and 2 were injured by cars, requiring surgery.

Hopefully all 7 cubs will be released this following spring!
But in the meantime these cubs need tons of food, medical treatment and a safe place to learn wild skills.
All of this is expensive to say the least.

This #GivingTuesday Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care is trying to raise $20,000 for the Bears!

So “Bank on a Bear” & join our family of Wildlife Heroes!

Right now times are hard and maybe giving a lot is not an option, BUT every dollar counts and adds up!

So just imagine if you donate $1 to 5 (or more if you can!)and then pass this along to all your friends and they donate and pass this along to all their friends, all those small acts of kindness add up and give 7 Bear cubs a SECOND CHANCE at a WILD life!

Here is how to donate!
1. Go to our Instagram profile ( @lake.tahoe.wildlife.care ) & click on the link in the bio!
2. Visit our Facebook page & donate via the #GivingTuesday post!
3. Check out our website & click on the donate button
4. Venmo us @LakeTahoeWildlifeCare

So start passing this along & donate!!!

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THIS IS THE CUTEST THING YOU WILL SEE ALL DAY!

Peyton & Andy playing this afternoon! Look at Andy grab the branch & rest his face on it! Heart warming to say the least!

Peyton gains confidence every day and today she WENT OUTSIDE! Yay! Not only that but Andy & she are getting along!

Next step? Introducing Quincy to them!

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Blessing your evening with 30 seconds of Jamison zoning out, licking his paw & being cute as can be!

This was right after they ate today. He is doing a wonderful post lunch clean up of those ginormous paws!

Chubby, happy & SAFE! Everyone here at LTWC is beyond thankful to be able to do what we do & provide these amazing creatures with a SECOND chance at a WILD life!

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Wildwood went bobbing for apples today!

Hahah dropped his apple in the pool & then had to fish it out!

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“Lucinda don’t! You’re going to break it!” -Eloise

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Brothers can be such a pain!

Wildwood is so funny! Everything his sister, Lucinda, does he has to do too!
Just not as gracefully😂

On another note as you can see the 4 big cubs are all very healthy & putting on those lbs for winter!
Chubby happy cubs💙

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Wondering about the other two kittens!?
Here they are!

They are thriving! They have the whole enclosure to themselves now, but not for long because they will be released coming up in the next few weeks!

Both have grown tons! They are showing all the wild instincts they will need to survive in the wild, both are healthy & ready to be released! Yay!!

We are working with @sierrawildliferescue to find the perfect spot to release these beauties!

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We have a very interesting new arrival!
A Bushy Tailed Wood Rat!

The bushy-tailed woodrat is the original "pack rat". These woodrats are good climbers and have sharp claws.

The name pack rat comes from its habit of stowing many odds and ends in its house.

A packrat nest is called a midden, or a den. The nest is built of plant materials including branches, twigs, sticks and other debris. The huge structures may be up to 4 feet across. They are usually constructed in a tree or on the ground at the base of a tree or rocky ledge.

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When you got food on your face & try to be slick about getting it....

Oh Jamison you crazy cub!
Don’t worry we have all been there, avocados can be messy!

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Since the big guys are out enjoying the WILD, the two younger groups of Raccoons moved to the BIG enclosure!

& well, they are ecstatic to say the least😂
So many new things to touch!

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Corn for dinner makes for one very HAPPY Porcupine!

Sound on to hear what a noisy eater he is!

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When you wake up to the smell of breakfast....
But you slept in & your roommates already finished it all!

Don’t worry Wildwood has plenty of food in the other room, he just has to go forage for it!

The bear cubs are in full “winter down” mode! Sleeping in, eating CONSTANTLY & napping like pros!

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Coexisting

Living with Wildlife in the Tahoe Basin

The Lake Tahoe region is known as being one of the most beautiful places on earth, known for its stunning natural splendor. It’s no surprise that so many people chose to live and visit here! Wildlife are a fundamental part of our region’s environment, and knowing that we are sharing the area with so many beautiful animals is part of what makes this area so special for many of us. Yet, sharing our space with wildlife can bring its own set of challenges. Our bears are adept at getting human food from trash containers, woodpeckers can become house-peckers, and your dog may just come home with a face full of quills if she gets too close to a porcupine. Click below to learn more about the most common human-wildlife conflicts in our area and what you can do to avoid or address these issues yourself.

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