Two times a year the California Wildlife Center (CWC) in Calabasas opens its doors to the public to show folks just how they rescue, care for and release injured wild critters. On Sunday April 14 from noon – 4 p.m., the CWC throws their annual spring party with behind the scenes tours, wildlife education, children’s activities, and up-close encounters.
Meet some of the staff and ask questions of the Marine Mammal Response Team; learn how to recognize a fledging bird and ask Dr. Tom about the unusual wildlife cases. Visit the Intensive Care Hospital and Baby Care Unit (it’s spring and bird and mammal babies are EVERYWHERE). Check out the Outdoor Enclosures where animals in treatment remember to “be wild” again before their release.
In addition, you can meet educational animals (like a red-tailed hawk) and get your photo taken with “Squeaky” the Squirrel. Did we mention free refreshments and free admission?
The CWC has been around since 1998 and has cared for more than 25,000 wild animals.
CWC’s Spring Open House takes place Sunday, April 14 from Noon- 4pm. The Center is located at 26026 Piuma Road, Calabasas, CA.