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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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The moment you realize you are too big for your favorite toy....😂😂😂

Oh Wildwood!
Haha still attempting to swing despite his size. His feet hanging on the bottom🤣

& Jamison napping in the den🥰

The boys are doing wonderful! They will both be released this next Thursday! (April 22, 2021). 4 cubs released, 4 to go! Wohoo!

In the mean time the silliness continues!

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If Em can’t fly how does he get outside??
Well....

We don’t let the fact that he is missing a wing keep him from enjoying the outdoors!

Em spends time outside everyday, He loves it!
Em is a spoiled boy with the best Raptor Team, greatest enclosure & lots of enrichment activities! It’s our honor to be able to provide all of this for him.

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Quincy the shy, strong survivor!

Quincy must know there’s something big going on today!

She is being RELEASED!
We have had very few Quincy sightings since her arrival a few months ago. She must be excited to be returning to the wild!

For those of you who don’t remember Quincey’s story, here’s a refresher:

This sweet girl was hit by a car and left for dead on the side of the road. Thankfully two Wildlife Heroes rescued her and called LTWC. After a successful jaw surgery AND leg surgery this strong cub has healed completely and is ready to be released into the wild!

She will be released with Andy later tonight!

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Look who poked their head out!
A rare Sequoia sighting!

Bears, like humans, have all different kinds of personalities!
Jamison is silly & brave!
Wildwood is curious & smart!
Andy is shy & a lover!
& for the 4th boy Bear Cub at LTWC? He is very shy & very careful!

Sequoia was rescued after being in a wildfire. His front paws had been burned so badly he lost his claws. He was severely under weight & without his mom. He has been through so much is just a year of life!

We are thrilled to say his claws have almost completely grown back, his burns have healed, he is gaining weight & his coat is starting to get thick & healthy!

As his health improves so dose his confidence! We are so proud of his progress!

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This right here. This is what it’s ALL about!
WELCOME TO THE WILD!
Lucinda’s release footage💜

We have spent the last year preparing them for this day. We have provided a safe environment to grow. We have given them experiences to help them learn wild skills. We have made sure they had proper nutrition at every stage of development. We have done all we can to ensure they will THRIVE in the wild.

This is what it’s all about.

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Last night together!!
This was taken last night right before bed!
Wildwood, Lucinda & Jamison all snuggled up.

Jamison is being released TODAY!
This has been a long (almost a year) process and this is what’s it’s all about: the RELEASE!

Make sure to check in throughout the day to see some fun Jamison throwbacks as well as release footage!

Lucinda: Red ear tag
Wildwood: Blue ear tag
Jamison: Green ear tag

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This is how Jamison’s afternoon looked 🤣

We are THRILLED that this sweet silly boy will be returning to the wild but we sure will miss all the funny things he does!

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Eloise & Jamison spent the morning playing out in the sun!

This is their last week at LTWC!
Almost a year in our care & they are now ready to return to the wild!

They are strong, heathy, smart, WILD BEARS!

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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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