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Partners in Protection: Toronto Wildlife Centre

A large white swan lies on an operating table, while a blue-clad female veterinarian attends.

ABOVE PHOTO: Common reasons for swans being admitted to Toronto Wildlife Centre are; lead poisoning, swallowing fishing hooks or being hit by cars. This swan receiving lifesaving surgery is just one of thousands of animals admitted for care to Toronto Wildlife Centre every year.  Their recovery relies on the tireless work of their dedicated team of staff and volunteers and public donations.

Have you ever wondered what to do when you come across a beautiful warbler who has hit a window? Or an Owl hit by a car? A duckling who has fallen through a sewer grate? Whether a wild animal is sick, injured, orphaned or in need of rescue, Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC) is there to help. For urban wildlife, living in a bustling city means threats are everywhere; TWC is dedicated to providing wild animals with medical care with the hopes of eventually releasing them back into the wild, as well as offering education and expert advice about wildlife situations to the public.

TWC is a charity organization that has become Canada’s busiest wildlife centre, offering services such as wildlife rescue, veterinary care, rehabilitation and education. Since opening in 1993, over 75,000 animals representing over 270 different species have been brought in by the public and cared for. TWC is primarily supported by donations and is operated by a team of highly skilled staff and hundreds of hard-working volunteers. TWC works in partnership with numerous agencies and non-profit organizations to promote awareness of the common threats to wildlife in the Greater Toronto Area, and what the public can do to minimize their impact.

Join us on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiveristy to learn about the wildlife who live in our neighborhoods with us. Try out some animal rescue equipment, and engage in other fun activities for the whole family. We'll see you there!

Partners in Protection is a regular event taking place on the first Sunday of the month, most months of the year, within the Earth Rangers Studio in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity (Level 2). It is an opportunity for organizations interested in biodiversity-related issues to connect with visitors at the Royal Ontario Museum through informal presentations, crafts, games, stories, hands-on specimens and/or other activities, suitable for the whole family. Access is free with general admission.

Date & Time

  • Sunday, August 3rd, 2014


Earth Rangers Studio in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, Level 2



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Authored by: Aaron Phillips

Authored by: Aaron Phillips