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Giving Nature a Helping Hand

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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What’s New

You comfy there Jamison?
Haha what a silly cub!

Log lunging & naps were number one on the agenda today!

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What’s a porcupine’s favorite game to play?

Poker!

This was his reaction to the joke😂

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How do the bear cubs at LTWC spend their afternoons?
See for yourself!

Lounging around & preparing for winter!
How are the doing that?
Eating & eating A LOT!
Look at all those yummy apples!

Thank you to all the people donating apples from their yards! The bears are LOVING them!

Wait till the end & see Eloise stick her tongue out😂

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We have some very impressive nose wiggling going on!

Talent Tuesday? It could be a thing! Hahah

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Yesterday LTWC did a successful “soft release”!

This was these Grey Squirrels FIRST time outside!
Yay!

The little flap door you see open there? That’s so they can spend the next few days adjusting to the wild while having a safe place to return and sleep at! This is why its called a “soft release”.

Eventually, usually no more than a day or two, they will go off and be fully wild! A soft release just provide a safe area while adjusting to this big wild world!

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Ohhhh yeah! That’s the spot👌🏽

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When you find the hidden camera....& don’t quite know what it is.

This video shows Jamison & Lucinda being curious about the camera before decided it was boring!

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Cause how else would you sit when you want a donut but all you have is an apple...

Just kidding!
Jamison has no idea what donuts are, but he sure does LOVE apples!

He is an absolute riot😂 such a big boy now & proud of it!

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Umm excuse me...what are you three doing back there?!

Oh boy I see trouble x3!

The Twins & Jamison spent the morning collaborating on how to best flip over their pool😂...

As you can see they succeed....many times!

Curious cubs!!

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They sure are PURRfect!
Their little love nuzzle is the sweetest thing you’ll see all day!

(The one sitting is one of the Bobcats from the valley, and the kitten walking is one of the Twins)

Fun fact: ALL 4 Bobcats rehabilitating at LTWC are female!

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What do The Bear cubs do with their day???
Well....

Haha snacking on apples & lounging around!

Wildwoods wiggle at the end! What a big boy!

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The Twins & Jamison

Happy, healthy, safe & growing into stunning WILD bears!

The Twins came in weighing around 4 lbs each & Jamison came in weighting 7 lbs....wow!
Look at them now!

Up next for the Bear cubs rehabbing with LTWC? Starting to learn how to hibernate!

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This is our first intake from the North Complex Fire near Quincy Ca. - a Western Screech Owl!

Found on the ground being attacked by Ravens. Most likely escaped the fire, it’s weak & thin due to lack of food source which most likely disappeared with the fire.

He smells of smoke but no visible injuries we can see. Ate a mouse last night & drank lots of water.

He’s sleeping in the photo- was probably out there for quite a long time before being rescued.

Thank you to everyone involved in getting this little guy to us!

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Watching & learning!

Andy is so adorable! Look at him warily watching Eloise as she demonstrates her athletic skills!

Sound on to hear him growl at her to stay away! (At the end of the video)

Andy is extremely fascinated by the four big bears! He is always watching what they do, at a distance of course!

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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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