A Squirrel...in La Brea Tar Pits?
In September, CWC received a goo-covered squirrel , freshly plucked from the La Brea Tar Pits, the famous tomb of prehistoric animals.
The young female fox squirrel was rescued by staffers at the nearby Los Angeles County Museum of Art who saw her struggling in the pool of tar. She went under, managed to pop back to the surface and then was lifted out with a stick.
Once at CWC, hospital technicians attacked the black goop that coated the unrecognizable animal from head to claw tip. Their 90 minutes of scrubbing, first with mineral oil and then with a mixture of Dawn dish detergent and water, was recorded on this video.
California Sea Lion – from Rescue to Release
This 290 lb. male sea lion, suffering from malnutrition, was rescued by CWC’s Marine Mammal Response Team on August 27. After being cared for at the Marine Mammal Care Center, he was released on October 9. He is now back enjoying his ocean home.
Featuring…Five Fantastic Fawns
After months of care from infancy to rehabilitation and preparation, California Wildlife Center released five orphaned Mule Deer fawns in October.
Enjoy watching them as they cautiously emerge from CWC’s fawn enclosure onto the Backbone Trail in Calabasas.