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Not-so-Wildlife

I've been very torn about keeping these photos on my gallery. First of all, they are not really animals in the wild but animals at BC Wildlife Park. Second, the site is not a zoo but actually a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Injured wild animals are taken to this place to be cared for, nursed back to health and hopefully returned to the wild. Unfortunately, due to the extent of their injuries, not all the animals can be returned. The costs of operating such a facility are high and one way to help pay the bills is to allow the public to view some of the animals and charge admission. So, I am torn because even though the place is a game park and the animal shots are not of animals in the wild but in captivity and so some might call the images a lie. On the other hand, I know they do good work and have saved a great number that would have otherwise perished.

And so, I have created this extra place for them. I hope you can find some value and enjoyment out of seeing them in natural surroundings; albeit, not totally natural.

It has been suggested that I add a link to the Park's website so that anyone who wants to help them care for these animals can make a donation.
This is the link: http://www.bczoo.org/makeadonation.htm
Alpha Male
Alpha Male
Big Cat
Big Cat
Bloom the Badger
Bloom the Badger
Cougar
Cougar
Hungry Wolf
Hungry Wolf
Kinnick
Kinnick
Lynx Canadensis
Lynx Canadensis
No-so-Wily Coyotes
No-so-Wily Coyotes
Not-so-Wily Coyote
Not-so-Wily Coyote
Not-so-Wily Coyotes II
Not-so-Wily Coyotes II
Sage
Sage
Shardik
Shardik
Sheeba the Grizzly
Sheeba the Grizzly
Wolf Pack
Wolf Pack
Dawson
Dawson
Mountain Goat
Mountain Goat
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Cat Nap
Cat Nap
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Lynx
Lynx
Bloom the Badger
Bloom the Badger