A Photo Journal of nature and wildlife in the Toronto and surrounding areas.
All photos taken by and copyright by Ann Brokelman
Friday, January 4, 2013
Red Fox Released back in the wild thanks to Toronto Wildlife Centre
Thank you Toronto Wildlife Centre, thank you to Andrew for including me in the release and to all the volunteers and staff at TWC who make the difference.
Two months ago Toronto Wildlife Centre got a call about a mangy fox. Trap set and success within a week. Here is the beauty after treatment. Ready to be released back in the wild.
I get so excited to see an animal released back in the wild. They know they are home and 95% of the time when they feel safe they turn around and you can imagine them saying thanks but it is your turn to get lost.
At the Fox Release Emily and Donna and I watch
Andrew opens the cage and before the door is even open out goes the Fox. We watched in amazement as he jumped and bounced in the snow on the way to the hill. Andrew figured it was approx. 8 feet between paw prints. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
It only takes a minute to call to help a sick animal or to donate.
Wildlife situations: If you have found a wild animal in need of help, information that may help you could be available on this website. If you are unable to find the help you need on this website, or if you have encountered a wildlife emergency, please call 416-631-0662, follow the voice prompts, and leave a detailed message. A wildlife specialist will return your call as quickly as possible.
Because of the extremely high volume of calls that TWC receives every day, calls must be answered in order of urgency. If you are calling about a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal, TWC’s wildlife experts will try to return your call within one hour of receiving your message during business hours (9:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily), or first thing the following morning after business hours.
Please note: During peak seasons (April – October), TWC is receiving up to 200 calls per day, and busy Wildlife Hotline staff are returning calls as quickly as they possibly can – your patience is appreciated.
Donations: If you would like to make a donation or have a donation-related inquiry, please contact us at 416-631-0662 ext. 3207or by email.