Saturday, August 27, 2011

Whoo! Whoo!-Camera Critters


The volunteers at the Wildlife Center are extraordinary people who obviously love animals and enjoy working with them.  This is another place we regularly visit when we are here in Santa Fe.  The center takes and rehabilitates injured wild animals and releases them if they are able to survive in the wild after they have been healed.  Many of those who cannot survive on their own remain at the center, and some act as foster parents for other young abandoned animals who  are brought to the Center. After the recent wildfires in New Mexico they received a number of burned, injured, and starving animals. They even have 18 bears in a special enclosure in an isolated location.  To learn more about this special place, go here!
The man holding the owl is one of the volunteers who travels from Taos twice a week to help and to become more knowledgeable about helping with birds.  He formerly had volunteered elsewhere, but with mammals and finds that learning about the behavior and intelligence of birds a fascinating and challenging experience.

To see and enjoy more critters, click here.

10 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for centres like this all over the world Kate, they are so dedicated and do a wonderful job. Showed my daughter this, she loves owls with a passion!!

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  2. Lovely bird and great portrait.

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  3. Wonderful close up. I think this is the same group that was out during Indian Market last weekend.

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  4. I see wisdom on both of their faces.

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  5. My wife has a little OWL collection and she does a great Owl sound imitation!
    Looks like fun to go to the Santa Fe Opera!!

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  6. He posed for the camera!

    My critter post, please come and see. Have a blessed Sunday!

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  7. They both look very content. Sweet capture.

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  8. The owl appears to be posing for the camera. Yes, a very special place staffed by caring volunteers.

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  9. The owl looks completely at ease, giving the volunteer an opportunity to study it closely.

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