Best of 2017

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2017 was a big year for AIWC, with over 1,400 patients admitted to the centre for care. As we have now transitioned into the second month 2018 (and our 25th year of being in operation) we thought we’d take this opportunity to look back and reflect on some of our favourite blog posts of 2017…. Read more »

Winter Wildlife Reading

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When the weather turns bitterly cold, there’s nothing better than finding a cozy spot and settling into a good book. To get you through the rest of this cold spell, we’ve compiled a list of wildlife and nature-themed books that will chase away the winter doldrums! The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben This… Read more »

Alberta Wildlife Recoveries: Grizzly Bear

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What are grizzly bears? The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) is a subspecies of brown bear found across North America. Varying in colour from blonde to almost black, Grizzly Bears usually have light brown fur accentuated by white-tipped or blondish fur on the back and rear, giving it the “grizzled” appearance they are partly named… Read more »

Bird Calls, Songs and Mimicry

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Imagine growing up in isolation. Not learning language from your parents or any other people. How well do you think you would be able to communicate with other people? Probably not very well, right? What about birds: are their vocalizations learned, or are they inherited? Development of “language” in birds is fairly complex. When raised… Read more »

Winter Prep and Survival Hacks Used by Alberta’s Wildlife

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With winter now in full swing in Alberta, sightings of wildlife this time of year may be rarer than usual. But what do animals do during the winter? Do they all either hibernate or fly south for the entire season? If you’ve ever found yourself asking these questions, fear not: AIWC has tracked down the… Read more »