Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Relieving the stress of human impact on wildlife populations

Brown pelican mired in heavy oil - Yahoo | AP
On this one year anniversary of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, we are reminded about the significant human impact had and continues to have on the ecosystem and wildlife.  The wildlife specialists in that region did an amazing job helping to clean and preserve the lives of many of the affected species.

At Lake Metroparks, it is our mission of to relieve the stress of human impact on wildlife populations through human education and wildlife rehabilitation.  

Each year, nearly 2,000 injured or orphaned animals receive first aid and rehabilitation at the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center. Patients include backyard wildlife, such as rabbits and songbirds, and endangered species such as the peregrine falcon and bald eagle. Many eventually resume their life in the wild.

 Click here to watch our staff caring for baby native Ohio wildlife, including squirrels and ducklings.

For more information about the Wildlife Center and the services it provides or for questions about the baby wildlife you may be seeing in your neighborhood, visit our website or call the Wildlife Hotline at 440-256-2131

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