World Zoonosis Day

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Last week marked World Zoonosis Day, which is observed annually on July 6, the anniversary of the first use of a rabies vaccine. Louis Pasteur began developing zoonotic vaccines by studying fowl cholera and bovine anthrax before successfully administering a rabies vaccine to a victim of a rabid dog attack in 1885 (“Louis Pasteur”). Zoonosis… Read more »

Respecting Wildlife

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Imagine this: you are driving down the road when you see a grizzly bear feeding in the ditch. It would make the perfect photo; there’s no one around, you could easily get closer to the bear and the pine trees make the perfect background. But is taking that photo the right thing to do? There… Read more »

Alberta Wildlife Recoveries: Swift Fox

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What are swift foxes? As the name suggests, the swift fox (Vulpes velox) is a speedy little fox species once found in the prairies and foothills of the southern Alberta Rockies and in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The species can be distinguished from other vulpine species by its small size (usually no bigger than a large… Read more »

Help AIWC win $5,000!

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Did you know that you can help AIWC win $5,000 by simply voting for us in a competition? We have been entered into the All Star Slots charity competition and we need your help to win the top slot and earn $5,000 for AIWC! With your help, we can win $5,000 that will be put… Read more »

Every Wild Life Matters

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The crow seen in the above photo was admitted to AIWC near the end of May 2017 after being found in a northeast Calgary backyard, unable to fly. AIWC staff are unsure what happened to the crow. He suffered a fracture to his right humerus and right radius. The crow underwent surgery at AIWC and… Read more »