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 […]
Young filmmakers in the San Gabriel Valley could achieve fame, glory and cash prizes if they masterfully tell the story of how to keep black bears out of populated areas. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is presenting the 2013 Bear Aware Youth Contest, inviting high school students to create a short film (three […]
Natural oil often seeps into the ocean in the LA Basin…and it routinely affects shore-loving birds like the common murre from November to May. This year, however, the staff at the International Bird Rescue is seeing an influx of oiled birds…which makes officials and rescue staff scratch their heads in wonder. For a while, the […]
A good selection of California native reptiles and amphibians are among the 60 species that will be on display at the new Los Angeles Zoo exhibit aptly named the LAIR (Living Amphibian, Invertebrates and Reptiles) slated to open to the public on March 8.
Beauty, schmeauty….this year voters put cast their ballots for one of the world’s rarest, most imperiled, and we think majestic birds to fly the skies of SoCal. The California condor has been named the 2011 Audubon California Bird of the Year in an annual online poll that invites readers and nature-lovers to choose a feathered […]
On the path to becoming educational ambassadors, the two staving mountain lion cubs found in Burbank earlier this month are “responding well and spending a lot of time with their new trainers,” says David Jackson, director of Zoo to You, a conservation education facility in Paso Robles where the pair were finally delivered earlier […]
Take in a Shark Sunday, participate in a bird survey and check out local sea turtles. Fall in Southern California means outdoors!
The feds last month decided to put an end to a 24-year-old “no-otter zone” in Southern California as well as an experimental program to establish a southern sea otter colony on a remote island off Santa Barbara. Long thought of as a “big mistake” by environmentalists, the translocation program failed to entice otters to put […]
Tour a California condor wilderness, learn more about California Sea Lions and discover the autumn world of spiders this month.
Learn about the big mammals of Griffith Park, snorkle with sharks and admire native butterflies this month.
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