Lindsay Caskenette Articles

Carrots for the Critters

Carrots for the Critters

This territory is full of incredible people of the north and without a doubt Steve and Bonnie Mackenzie-Grieve are among them! Every year, the Yukon Grain Farm donates a giant bag of, often brightly coloured but not considered beautiful, vegetables to the Preserve and its critters. This year, 1000lbs or so of carrots came in.

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A-Moosing Move

A-Moosing Move

Early on Thursday morning (October 22), during those chilly hours before we are open to the public, the Animal Care team successfully moved the little male moose calf; walking from his temporary off-display habitat to the public viewing area near our other 4 moose. Now you might be wondering how that happens, and safely

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Bald Eagle:  Right Carpal Infection

Bald Eagle: Right Carpal Infection

The challenge faced by this bald eagle while in our Rehabilitation Centre will be in overcoming and healing an infection in his right carpal joint (that’s a bird’s wrist!), and some other abscesses that have been drained by Dr. Hallock. The eagle will be on antibiotics, and will remain inside to give the team the ability to monitor him closely. Follow up x-rays will be taken in a week to assess how the eagle is progressing and his health plan will be tailored based on the findings

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Golden Eagle:  Scapular Fracture

Golden Eagle: Scapular Fracture

The golden eagle is a young one – it arrived on August 7th, 2020, brought in by Conservation Officers from Watson Lake. Arriving with a scapular fracture and underweight, the eagle was recovering well, when an unexpected secondary concern arose. Read the story and the updates for the full picture of this individual’s path to healing.

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Lynx in 360 Video

Lynx in 360 Video

3:50 min video - Lynx are the Feline, or cat, of the North. This carnivore has adapted well to its home in the Boreal forest with camouflage, excellent vision and hearing, large furred paws and long powerful legs. They are not the cuddling kind of cat, but in this...

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Muskox Get Shaggy

Muskox Get Shaggy

2 minute read -  In late Spring, Muskox start to look pretty shaggy and not very impressive.  They look like they could use a good combing - why is that? To best answer the question…..let’s first talk a bit about muskox. Muskox live on the tundra of the high arctic....

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Mother’s Day Tribute

Mother’s Day Tribute

1.5 Min Video - Whether we are human or a furry animal, we can’t do it without our Mothers! They nurture and care for us, setting us on the path to a healthy and successful life.  Join us in this tribute to mothers everywhere, of all shapes and sizes. Maybe you were...

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