TREATING INJURED AND
...until they are fit for
release back into the wild.
Calgary Wildlife treats injured and orphaned wildlife and provides medical treatment and care until they are fit for release back to the wild. We aspire to release all wildlife back into their natural habitats. Calgary Wildlife operates under a wildlife permit (issued by Alberta Environment and Parks), a Migratory Species permit (issued by Environment Canada) and a Scientific Endangered Species permit (issued by Environment Canada). These permits dictate which species we can take.
Species that are accepted at Calgary Wildlife:
• All songbirds (examples: robins, waxwings, finches, etc.)
• All corvids (examples: crows, ravens, magpies, etc.)
• All raptors (examples: hawks, falcons, owls, eagles)
• All waterfowl (examples: Canada goose, mallard ducks, etc.)
• Small mammals (examples: white-tailed prairie hares, fawns, porcupines, etc.)
• Small carnivores (examples: red fox, bobcat, weasels, etc.)
• Invasive species* (examples: eastern grey squirrels, house sparrows, starlings, etc.)
We provide this service to the public to ensure injured and orphaned wildlife are treated humanely. We offer these services to minimize the risk of individuals illegally caring for wildlife in their homes, an activity that is highly dangerous and detrimental to the ultimate outcome for that animal. All injured or orphaned pigeons must be brought directly to Calgary Wildlife for treatment. Please do not bring pigeons to the veterinary clinics.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FIND INJURED OR
Before attempting to rescue a potentially injured or orphaned wild animal or calling Calgary Wildlife, it is crucial to be sure that the animal actually needs help.
TIPS FOR LIVING HARMONIOUSLY WITH WILDLIFE
As Calgary expands and encroaches upon spaces that were previously wild, more and more wildlife find refuge and habitat within the city limits. Living with wildlife means exercising patience while enjoying the wonder of the natural cycles of wildlife.
PROGRAMS AND PRESENTATIONS
Calgary Wildlife brings awareness to the community through its educational programs offered to schools, youth, adult, and community groups and other interested organizations throughout the Calgary area.