Up Close Encounters (up close face to face)* and Behind the Scenes (where our staff go)* Tour (1 hour)Go behind the scenes at EcoWorld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, get up close and very personal with some of New Zealand's extraordinary creatures up-close. Up Close Encounters provides you with a one of a kind experience by combining exclusive creature encounters with intimate guide interactions with EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff. •Tuataras - New Zealand’s very rare “living fossil” •Little Blue Penguins - Wildlife Rehabilitation Refuge•Yellow Kakariki - endangered parrots being bred... plusWhen: 10am 12pm 1pm 3pm dailyHow long: Allow 1.5 hoursLocation: 95 metres from interisland ferry terminal
It offers the opportunity to not only see the facilities and wild animals, but also assist in the rehabilitation processes: you will learn about the dedication to protect the incredible biodiversity of the Costa Rican ecosystems and the mission of saving wild animals to reintroduce them to their natural habitats You can also join the staff to assist in the important tasks necessary to help these wild creatures; In addition, you will have the opportunity to prepare the food of the animals and feed them.
Meet gentle, shy orangutans in their natural habitat at a unique wildlife sanctuary on this delightful full-day tour. The Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Sandakan is located in the middle of the lush Sepilok Forest Reserve. The Center specializes in caring for baby orphan orangutans and teaching them the survival skills they would have learned from their mothers under normal conditions. The orangutans are not kept in captivity but rather come and go as they please while becoming used to living in the wild again after being held in captivity by various people. You will have the chance to see these incredible creatures and to watch the fun of feeding time.
The heart-warming story of the incredible friendship between National Geographic star Casey Anderson and an 800-pound grizzly bear named Brutus, as seen on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Animal Planet, and Good Morning America. Casey Anderson, the host of National Geographic’s Expedition Grizzly, met a month-old bear cub in a wildlife preserve in 2002, whom he affectionately named Brutus. Little Brutus was destined to remain in captivity or, more likely, even euthanized due to overpopulation at the preserve. Anderson, already an expert in animal rescue and rehabilitation, just could not let that happen to Brutus, who looked like a "fuzzy Twinkie." From the beginning it was clear something special existed between the two. And so, Anderson built the Montana grizzly encounter in Bozeman, Montana, especially for Brutus, so that he, and others like him, could grow up "being a bear." And so the love story began. When together, Anderson and Brutus will wrestle, swim, play, and continue to act as advocates for grizzly protection and education, be it through documentaries like Expedition Grizzly, appearances on Oprah or Good Morning America, or in this inspiring book, which promises to be an intimate look into Anderson's relationship with Brutus and a call to action to protect these glorious animals and the natural world they live in. The Story of Brutus proves that love and friendship know no bounds and that every care must be taken to protect one of nature's noblest creatures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013852/bk_adbl_013852_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On June 23, 2000, the iron-ore carrier MV Treasure, en route from Brazil to China, foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat of 75,000 penguins. Realizing that 41 percent of the world's population of African penguins could perish, local conservation officials immediately launched a massive rescue operation, and 12,500 volunteers from around the globe rushed to South Africa in hopes of saving the imperiled birds. Serving as a rehabilitation manager during the initial phase of the three-month rescue effort, Dyan deNapoli - better known as "the Penguin Lady" for her extensive work with penguins - and fellow volunteers de-oiled, nursed back to health, and released into the wild nearly all of the affected birds. Now, at the 10th anniversary of the disaster, deNapoli recounts this extraordinary true story of the world's largest and most successful wildlife rescue. When she first entered the enormous warehouse housing most of the 19,000 oiled penguins, the birds' total silence told deNapoli all she needed to know about the extent of their trauma. African penguins are very vocal by nature, prone to extended fits of raucous, competitive braying during territorial displays and pair-bonding rituals, but these poor creatures now stood silently, shoulder to shoulder, in a state of shock. DeNapoli vividly details the harrowing rescue process and the heartbreaking scenarios she came up against alongside thousands of volunteers. DeNapoli's heartwarming and riveting story is not just a portrait of these captivating birds, nor is it merely a cautionary tale about the environment. It is also an inspirational chronicle of how following ones passion can lead to unexpected, rewarding adventures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001686/bk_tant_001686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'Wildlife rehabilitators, or wildlife custodians, as we are now called in Ontario, often do not have the opportunity to monitor the lives of their wards once they have been released to the wild. Sometimes that may be just as well, as even youngsters raised by their natural mothers often do not survive the first year of their lives or, for that matter, the first few months.' So writes Lil Anderson, author of Pond Memories. Lil is well known in the Lake of the Woods area for her extensive wildlife rehabilitation work and in Pond Memories she recounts her experiences nurturing the creatures that people less skilled bring to her. Much of the action focuses on the antics of the menagerie in and around the pond on her property. (Originally dug for a young beaver named Eh.) Lil learns to cope with Brownie, a young bull moose who came to her half-drowned and suffering from pneumonia, and whose appetite for clay, squashed caterpillars, and rotting aquatic vegetation made Lil's stomach curdle. Lil also raises a kit vixen fox, who one day happily leaves the makeshift den Lil had built, but not before retrieving a stuffed toy she slept with. And no tale of animal rehab would be complete with the appearance of a new beaver kit called Cameron. Readers will enjoy the heart-warming story of Lil's life with creatures big and small, a life full of trials, triumphs, and heartbreak. This glimpse at the ways of Canadian wildlife reveals they are different from us, but not so much as we often imagine.