Merganser Release

Merganser chicks - release day!

When these seven orphaned mergansers arrived Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, they were small enough to all swim comfortably in LTWC’s bathtub!

Six weeks later, they had grown up into adept fishers, ready to make their own way in the wild. But, as you can see from the video below, they weren’t quite ready to say goodbye to each other just yet.

Successful releases back to the wild — like this one — are what Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care is all about!

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Release day photos (click on any to open full-size in new tab).

Merganser chicks - release day!
Merganser chicks - release day!
Merganser chicks - release day!
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