Chips the Bobcat

The US Forest Service assembled a fantastic video about Chips the Bobcat, who came to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care last summer after the Chips wildfire, as part of their RESTORE video series.

The USFS’s RESTORE video podcast series features stories on ecological restoration that highlight people, projects, and the associated inroads and successes made in their restoration activities. To learn more or to see additional videos in the series, visit the USFS’s RESTORE website by clicking here.

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From injured and orhpaned to rehabbed and released

ABC-7 (KGO-TV in San Francisco) recently aired a fantastic update on the injured and orphaned animals that LTWC rehabbed and released this past winter, including the bear cubs, bald eagle and Chips the Bobcat. Check out the video below!

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Video: Bald Eagle’s First Flight

This bald eagle has been in rehab at LTWC since December 2012 with an injured right wing. Two days ago, it got its first taste of flying again at Lake Tahoe Golf Course after four months of healing. It flew five times and did fantastic!

The eagle is now on an exercise program, and has a potential release date of April 14. Stay tuned!

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North San Juan Bear Cub Release Video on KGO TV

KGO TV (ABC 7 in San Francisco) aired the third and final part of the series on LTWC earlier this week. This segment focused on the release of the two North San Juan bear cubs  who came to LTWC last year. Click the video below to watch!

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Snowsports Week is February 11-14

Benefit LTWC — and yourself — by getting $40 lift tickets to Sierra-at-Tahoe for Snowsports Week! (That’s nearly half-price from the $79 regular cost. Wow!)

Snowsports Week tickets must  be purchased in advance at one of the 20 participating locations, and must be used on February 11, 12, 13 or 14. Proceeds benefit LTWC and other great local organizations.

Click here for more info, including participating locations.


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Video: Raising orphaned bear cubs

KGO-TV in San Francisco aired the second part in their series on Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care last night — check out the clip below to meet the orphaned bear cubs at LTWC this winter, and learn more about how we care for them.

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Video: LTWC has its busiest winter in decades

Thanks to KGO-TV in San Francisco (ABC 7) for running this great story on LTWC last night!

Typically, winter is our slow season. But this isn’t a typical winter! Watch the video below to see just how busy we are this year, and meet some of our wintertime guests, including bears, a bobcat, a bald eagle and a great-horned owl. The ABC-TV team also captured Tom and Cheryl releasing a recently-rehabbed peregrine falcon. Enjoy!

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Two River Otters Meeting for the First Time

In May, WildCare (of San Rafael, CA) admitted a young baby river otter. The otter, who was too young to swim, was found drowning in Corte Madera Creek. After stabilizing the cold and hungry baby for several days, WildCare transferred the young otter to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, so she could learn to swim in our river otter pool.

By August, the young otter had mastered swimming. However, since she was the only otter admitted to LTWC all summer, we transferred her to Sonoma Wildlife Rescue in Petaluma, CA, which had a (male) orphaned river otter who was also alone.

The video below takes the story from there. Thank you to WildCare for this wonderfully funny and heartwarming video!

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Chips the Bobcat

Many of you may already know that LTWC has a new visitor — a young bobcat kitten named Chips, who was rescued from the Chips fire near Lake Almanor, CA.


The little kitten is on her way to recovery after suffering second degree burns on her paws.  Please check out our new Chips the Bobcat page to check in on her progress, and see Chips photos, videos and news stories.

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Photos: Open House 2012

otter-picture-taking-2Thanks to everyone who showed for our annual Open House this past Sunday! Nearly 1,100 people visited LTWC to see the river otter pup, bobcat kittens, raccoons, and the many other orphaned and injured birds and animals that LTWC is raising and rehabilitating this summer.

Thanks also to all our wonderful volunteers who made this day possible.

Missed the Open House? Check out the photos from this year’s Open House, courtesy of local photographer John Adamski. Want to see more wildlife in action? Be sure to check out our webcam and video pages.

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