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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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These sweet little ones were found stashed away in a boat!

Thankfully the Wildlife Heroes who discovered them knew what to do...they called us!

Often in these cases time is critical. It’s important that the orphaned babies receive professional care as soon as possible!

Why professional?
Good question!
Babies are already very fragile and depending on the situation, species & age the needs/treatment differs! So it’s important that a Wildlife Care Specialist is called to ensure the babies get exactly the right care they need to survive!

If you find a baby animal here is what to do:

1. Call US! +1 (530) 577-2273 — they probably need medical attention
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We will asses the situation and either have you bring them in or help you reunite them with their mom!

2. Do not attempt to give them food or water!!!!! ‼️

3. Find safe container or box to transport them in.

We love all the comments & messages we receive from all of you BUT as we said TIME IS CRITICAL so PLEASE CALL US if you have a injured or orphaned baby!

Thank you Wildlife Heroes!

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Dinner time!
What’s on the menu for the baby bat?!
A delicious meal worm!
Yummm yum!

It may look like this video was taken on time-lapse BUT NO that’s just how fast this little guy is eating!

Fuzzy & fast! Bats are so cool.

Did you know there are 11 species of bats throughout the Tahoe Basin! Pretty cool huh!

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Hi tiny one!

We know you are brand new to this world. It’s already been traumatic. We know you are scared & confused....

Don’t worry! You are in good hands! LTWC will make sure you get a second chance at a WILD life!

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Mink Monday!

We are getting ready for baby season here at LTWC! All this preparation has us remembering some cute moments from last summer!

Did you know that Tahoe has minks?!
How cool is that?!

We sure did have our hands full rehabbing this energetic, trouble maker! Hands full & hearts full!

Minks will be minks!

Have a great Monday Wildlife Heroes!
Let’s make a difference this week 💕

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Finally it’s Friday!

Seems like no matter what day it is Porcupine is the perfect representation of the mood!

Clearly someone is ready for the weekend! We are too, Porcupine!

Planning on an outdoor adventure this weekend?
Awesome!
Here are some things to keep in mind:

1. It’s baby season! ➡️ make sure you leash your dogs when out & about! There are TONS of helpless little ones all around.

2. Drive slow during Dawn & Dusk! Animals are out hunting at this time!

3. If you see wildlife when you are exploring LET THEM BE! Enjoy the wildlife from a safe distance & let them be WILD!

4. LEAVE NO TRACE! PACK IT IN ➡️ PACK IT OUT! Please make sure to leave the environment the way you found it! (Or even better! If you see trash, help clean it up!)

5. Have FUN!

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Guess who got RELEASED this last weekend?!

The Raccoons!

The 7 cuddling cuties were released back into the wild this weekend! Wohoo!

Good luck, although we know you won’t need it! We provided the right environment to help nurture their wild instincts. Such as foraging, climbing, fishing, digging and most importantly playing.

We know they are going thrive!
They were born to be WILD!

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Uhhh Monday’s.... am I right?!

Porcupine’s face says it all! Haha

In Tahoe we got a little snow yesterday! Who else got some crazy spring weather?!

Happy Wednesday from everyone at LTWC!

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Sequoia💜

Posted up resting & waiting for all this cloudy weather to pass!

One of the 2 cubs left out of 8! Peyton will be released on Tuesday.

Sequoia will be released soon BUT first he has to show a few more skills that he will need in the wild. Like what? Climbing trees for one! Sweet Sequoia lost all his claws when he was burned. They have grown back but we want to make sure he can climb before he is released into the wild.

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Jamison in the WILD!

Typical Jamison! Up a tree!

After running to freedom he picked a good looking tree to climb & take in his new world!

Bet the view was great from up there!

Be safe, be wild, be happy sweet boy!

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Jamison & Wildwood are FREE!
Be happy you WILD BOYS!

Jamison jumped out first & took off to the left. Wildwood followed taking off to the right!

Both were beyond excited to get out into the wild!

Wow...There is something so magical about watching them return to where they belong!
Their second chance!

Being able to see the Bear cubs release is a very special treat from @californiadfw . For the cubs safety no one gets to go with the Biology team on releases. Usually we just get an update on how it went after the the release.
Thank you to the awesome Biology team who were able to capture this footage! It’s such an amazing experience being able to watch the boys run to freedom!

For everyone who has watched these two cubs grow from under 10 lbs to over 150 lbs getting to see the release is spectacular!

6 cubs have been released! (Eloise, Lucinda, Andy, Quincy, Jamison & Wildwood)
Now just 2 more to go! (Peyton on Tuesday & Sequoia in a few weeks) .

Rescue • Rehab • RELEASE

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We have a tiny new arrival at LTWC.
A baby bunny!

Baby season is in full swing! Please leash your dogs when out so we can protect the wildlife!

This sweet little thing is only days old (eyes are still closed!) & extremely helpless. Sadly it is the last survivor after a dog killed it’s mom & siblings.
Thankfully this little one survived.

Don’t worry little bunny, you are safe now! By leashing your dogs during baby season we can hopefully limit the number of these sad accidents.

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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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