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Virtual Wildlife Release – Celebrating World Wildlife Day
March 3, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join the New Canaan Land Trust and Wildlife in Crisis as we celebrate World Wildlife Day with a wildlife release!
We will be releasing both a Red-Tailed Hawk and Barred Owl, each of which has been lovingly rehabilitated by the team at Wildlife in Crisis. These amazing creatures will be released at one of the New Canaan Land Trust’s preserves, where they will have a fresh start at life.
The video will be broadcast on Facebook Live, HERE.
About the Animals:
The red-tailed hawk was brought to Wildlife in Crisis after he was struck by a car. She suffered a wing fracture, as well as head and body trauma. She was also very malnourished, as were many of the raptors we received this winter. Consistent cold temperatures and snow cover made it difficult for predators to find prey. After several months of healing and recuperation inside our clinic, she was moved to a large flight aviary where she regained muscle strength and coordination.
The barred owl was brought to Wildlife in Crisis last summer. He suffered from seizures and was very listless, tell tale signs of rodenticide poisoning. After several months of treatment and rest, he slowly regained strength and the ability to eat on his own once again. It has been a long road to recovery for this owl. After the past several months in our barred owl flight cage, he has demonstrated the ability to fly once again.
Both birds are ready for release and raring to go back to New Canaan! And what better place to start anew than a peaceful preserve at the incredible New Canaan Land Trust!