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Interested in Wildlife and Education?
Wolf Hollow is seeking applicants for a Summer Education Internship.
This internship provides the opportunity to learn about local wildlife and the work involved in Wildlife Rehabilitation, and to gain experience assisting with presentations, children’s activities and education booths at events.
Applicants should be 18 or over, live in western Washington and demonstrate a genuine interest in wildlife and education.
For further information contact Shona Aitken, Education Coordinator at 360 378 5000 or email@example.com.
Back to the Wild!
After more than 6 months of care at Wolf Hollow, two young Bald Eagles were released back into the wild. They were taken to Rasar Sate Park near Concrete in Skagit County because at this time of year there are lots of eagles gathering on the river to feed on spawned-out salmon carcasses. This means there is plenty of easily available food and less competition from aggressive adult eagles, which makes it easier for these young birds to transition back into a life in the wild.
Their transport carriers were placed in a big open field near the river, and the doors were opened. They both immediately burst out of the carriers and took flight – in totally opposite directions! One flew back over our shoulders and up into the trees while the other flapped out across the field then swooped and circled a couple of times before heading off. In less than a minute their powerful wings had taken them out of our sight.
The first eaglet was a nestling found on the ground under its nest on Henry Island and the second was a fledgling that got entangled in a barbed-wire fence near Mount Vernon. Both were weak, but had relatively minor injuries so needed only a few weeks of indoor, intensive care before they were ready to move into outdoor enclosures and test their wings. By mid August both eaglets were strong, healthy and were flying well, so we moved them into our Eagle Flight enclosure, (which is 140 feet long and 24 feet wide), where they had plenty of room to practice flying and build up their muscle strength. From then on they were exercising, gaining muscle strength and practicing their flying skills in preparation for the day when they would be back in the wild.
Our thanks to the staff at Rasar State Park for allowing us to release the eagles in their meadow, and to all the people who donated funds to cover the costs of caring for these beautiful birds, both through loveanimals.com and in response to a local newspaper article. A very special THANK YOU to David and Karen Kratter for their generous matching gift.
Two healthy, strong, young eagles are now flying free, thanks to you.