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The Wildlife Center, New Mexico’s only wildlife hospital, will have a free Annual Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30 and May 1. The Annual Open House is the one time during the year that the public is permitted to tour the intensive care unit and rehabilitation facility.
The Wildlife Center was founded 25 years ago by Dr. Kathleen Ramsay. As the Center looks forward to the next 25 years, a new mission statement, logo, tagline and Web site have been developed.
The Open House is the first in a series of 25th anniversary events celebrating the new focus of “building wildlife stewardship in New Mexico.”
Katherine Eagleson, executive director, said, “Everything the Wildlife Center does, from rehabilitation of injured and orphaned animals to getting kids out into the landscapes, to teaching students to test water quality in our watersheds to presenting programs to adults at golf courses is meant to build a wildlife stewardship ethic. We want to make sustaining healthy and diverse wildlife populations as New Mexican as green and red chile.”
Over 10 of the Center’s raptors, as well as several reptiles, will be on handler’s arms for up-close viewing and educational information.
Tours of the educational animals, including eagles, hawks, bobcats and owls will be available. Children’s nature-related activities will be provided, including the opportunity to dissect raptor pellets, a scavenger hunt and nature craft projects. Refreshments will be available. There is no charge for this event.
The Wildlife Center is located eight miles north of Pojoaque at #19 Wheat St. in Arroyo Seco.
For more information on The Wildlife Center’s Annual Open House, contact Eagleson at 505-753-9505 or visit www.thewildlifecenter.org.
If you go
What: Open House
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30 and May 1
Where: The Wildlife Center, #19 Wheat St., Arroyo Seco