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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

We are WILD about Weasels!
Come on how could you not be?! Look at those adorable furry tubes!

These are Short -Tailed Weasels, the most common weasel!

They are only about 4-6 inches long, making them the smallest carnivore in the world! Pretty cool huh?

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Good morning Wildlife Heroes!

The group of smaller Coyote pups poking out of there little “den”💙

Coco & Hansel just being cuties!

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Tamarack Update:

I spy with my little eye….A tiny Bear cub!
Do you see him?
He is hiding under his platform!

Tamarack is doing wonderfully! Today he discovered that he can squeeze under his platform & now that’s his new favorite spot!

He continues to have a great appetite ➡️ he has already gained 2 lbs!!!
Way to go buddy!
Arrival weight: 21 pounds
Current weight: 23 pounds

We will be checking on his paws & seeing their progress tomorrow.
It’s been a few days now & the hope is that he has healed enough for the skin grafting procedure.

He is starting to understand that he is in a safe place & beginning to explore more and more of his enclosure!

We can’t say THANK YOU enough! Tamarack has the BEST wildlife heroes! The amount of support this Bear has received is incredible!

We love reading all the supportive comments & messages! We are honored to do this work!
But PLEASE remember that we CAN NOT do the work we do WITHOUT all of you!
So as much as you have said thank you to us, we want to say thank you to all of you!

All of your little acts of kindness have grown into a huge life saving movement!

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New arrival: a Bat!

Today we received a little, very dehydrated, bat!

How do you hydrated a bat?! With a tiny syringe of course!

Look at him go! The syringe also helps us measure & monitor how much water the little guy is drinking!

For now he is stable, hydrated & resting💚

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Through all the concern & excitement of Tamarack we have still had all our other rehabbers to care for too!

One of the SEVEN sweet baby Raccoons (or kits!) used those cool paws to hold on to breakfast!

I don’t know about you but I definitely don’t look that cute chowing down!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you (once was not enough!) to the amazing staff at LTWC.

Your dedication to each animals care, especially demanding & tedious cases like this, is astounding. The animals safety & well being is always top priority!

Tamarack is one lucky cub to have you caring for him.

Special thank you to Dr. Sheets , Jenny, Eliza & Emilie for all the hands on care today!

Clean wounds & fresh bandages!

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Precious baby💙

We know you are scared & in pain, but you are safe & we will do whatever it takes to help you!

You don’t know it, but you have the BEST Wildlife Heroes out there. They love & believe in you! They are also doing everything they can to help give you a second chance at life.

Those fires are horrific. You did so good making it out, now it’s our turn to do the work. You have LTWC & a ton of incredible Wildlife Heroes taking care of you!

We are so thankful to everyone who has donated, shared our post, sent their prayers/good thoughts/ positive vibes & all the other ways you have shown your support!

We are able to do what we do because of Wildlife Heroes like ALL OF YOU!

How to donate:
1. Our Website —> Link in Bio!
(https://ltwc.org/support/donate/)
2. Venmo —> @LakeTahoeWildlifeCare
3. Our Facebook post!

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Wait for it….
WEASEL PARKOUR!!

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Sunday snuggles!

Here we have two of the seven baby Raccoons currently at LTWC!

How cute is this?!
On a scale of 1-10 there is NO question about it ➡️ 10!!!

They are so funny how they have to touch everything! We love these adorable moments we catch with the hidden cameras! Gives us a little sneak peek into their day to day activities & cuteness!

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….hi!….bye!!!….
Don’t blink or you’ll miss them!

Zooming around the enclosure 💨

Wait till the very end…a little view of the weasels short, black tipped tail!

The short-tailed weasel (Mustela erminea) is the second smallest member of the weasel family!

But don’t think they are not mighty! They are quite aggressive and will defend their territories from any intruder. They are skilled hunters having great speed and agility. They can also swim and climb.

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Someone is training hard for the National Sweet Corn Eating Championship!
(Yes that IS a REAL contest!)

Look at that focus & determination!
No days off.
Eyes on the prize.
Form on point.

This years champ:
DATE: 04-25-2021
WINNER: GIDEON OJI, WITH 57 EARS OF SWEET CORN IN 12 MINUTES

Hmmmm challenge accepted! It’s on!
Major League Eating (@eatingcontest ) won’t know what hit them!

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A blackberry!!! Ohhh yumm-o!!!

Tell me this isn’t the cutest video💜

This little baby is so small she makes the blackberry look big!

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Welcome to 1 of the 2 flight enclosures in the Bently Foundation Flight Building!

This AMAZING building is made up of 3 inside enclourses, 2 outdoor flight areas, a private enclosure for Em & a food prep/ storage area!

One of the biggest challenges we have is trying to show all our Wildlife Heroes how cool this building really is, especially when it comes to the outdoor flight areas!

The Red-Tailed Hawks must have known our dilemma & decided to help us out! This one showed off his flying skills & gave a great look at how big this area is!

Plenty of room to practice flying, turning, diving, as well as lots of perches to practice landing on.

The Hawk showing off it’s skills is one of the 4 oldest Red-Tailed Hawks currently at LTWC.
They are all ready to be RELEASED, YAY!
A big part of their ability to be released is due to the Bently Foundation Flight Building & all that it provides! We are very grateful & proud to be able to provide this level of care!

Look out world, these Raptors are ready for the WILD!

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TWO $ TUESDAY

We have ONE, TWO, THREE baby weasels right now!

Did you know that Weasels are carnivores?! That means they eat meat! For those of you who don’t know, meat is VERY expensive!

Want to help cover the cost of care & food for these adorable babies?! Donte $2 & be a Wildlife Hero to the Weasels!

How to donate:
1. Our Website —> Link in Bio!
(https://ltwc.org/support/donate/)
2. Venmo —> @LakeTahoeWildlifeCare
3. Our Facebook post!

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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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