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Edmonton exhibit helps people learn about wildlife rescue

  • Apr 22, 2014
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Have you ever wondered what to do if you find an injured owl? Or how captive breeding programs save species from extinction?

Edmonton’s Telus World of Science is hosting Wildlife Rescue this summer, an exhibit designed to answer questions just like those.

Jennifer Bawden, science director at the World of Science, says they brought the exhibit to Edmonton because of the depth and breadth of wildlife in the area.

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(Photo: Karl Grantmyre from the Alberta Society for injured Birds of Prey.)

“Wildlife rescue is an important topic, especially in the spring,” she says. The exhibit explores how animals are rescued globally and at home, with five hands-on areas devoted to different aspect of rescue.

“It focuses on how everyday people can make a difference,” Bawden says. “Being a good environmental steward and making informed choices as a consumer is certainly part of it, but there’s also the element of what to do if you’ve found a baby bunny alone in the grass.”

Though there aren’t actual animals travelling with the exhibit, Bawden says animals from Edmonton’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Alberta Society for Injured Birds of Prey will be brought in to supplement the exhibit.

Wildlife Rescue runs from May 17 to Sept. 1.

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