Monday, May 25, 2009








I finally made it out to the Wildlife Conservation Center, which is located just outside of Anchorage near Girdwood.  The center takes in orphaned and injured wildlife year-round, and animals that can't be released are given a permanent home at the center.  It's nothing like a zoo--animals are contained within acres of land, and you can either walk or drive through.  If you're lucky, animals will be near their fences, because with that much space, you could miss them.  State troopers bring road kill to the facility, which is common in that area, and I made it just in time for a road kill feeding, which was really lucky.   Although I must admit, I think I enjoyed the porcupine the most!

3 Comments:

Blogger K said...

That porcupine is cute... but that thin wire fence doesn't look too sturdy for a bear!

7:20 AM

 
Anonymous Nana said...

This brought back memories of your very first out-of-town wildlife job (Colorado?) with the wolves. Love the shot of the bear enjoying ribs.

11:20 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pics Laura!

RT

12:24 PM

 

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