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Faces of the Preserve: Doug

Faces of the Preserve: Doug

12 min read - It takes passion and love for Yukon’s wild spaces and the wildlife that inhabit it, to support the Yukon Wildlife Preserve - a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and protection of Yukon’s natural spaces.  Meet our Wildlife Interpreter...

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Artist Series Trucker Hats

Artist Series Trucker Hats

6 min readThe Visitor Services team is working hard to connect with local artist to bring the connections to nature home with you. We strongly feel that by taking the time to explore these partnerships we can create unique items that guests to the Preserve can take...

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Those Things On Their Heads – Antlers Vs. Horns

Those Things On Their Heads – Antlers Vs. Horns

10 minute read - In our modern language usage, some terms or words may be incorrectly applied when describing an item. For example: some people do not always distinguish between horns and antlers where they incorrectly refer to all animal headgear as horns. Antlers...

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Treats for Santa’s Reindeer?

Treats for Santa’s Reindeer?

7 minute read -What will you leave out for Santa on Christmas eve? Milk and cookies are a classic (in North America anyway, I was surprised to find that traditions vary dramatically around the world). But more importantly. What do you plan to leave out for Santa’s...

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Bou, the caribou who flew

Bou, the caribou who flew

5 min read / poemBou, the caribou who flew The caribou is just the sameAs reindeer, just another name Why 2 names, I hear you cry?Well, only reindeer can fly Santa bestowed a magic giftThat gave reindeer enchanted lift Bou, the caribou would roamAcross the snow around...

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Face to Face With the Wild: Kids

Face to Face With the Wild: Kids

5 minute read It’s a warm and sunny Wednesday in July. After driving past Jesse the moose, some handsome sheep, and innumerable little squirrels I step off the bus with 22 eager campers following. We’re just about to head out for a little walk. But then... I catch one...

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Annual Report for 2021-22

Annual Report for 2021-22

Contents About the Preserve in 2021-22 President's Report Executive Director's Report Operations Report Animal Care Report Wildlife Rehabilitation Report Visitors Services Report Education and Programing Report The Preserve in 2022-23 AGM Details Tuesday, July 12th,...

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Rehab Squirrels are Seriously Cute!

Rehab Squirrels are Seriously Cute!

4 minute read - Whether a squirrel or a bear, the Preserve provides care to Yukon's most vulnerable animals. These squirrels are learning important life lessons and are seriously cute, hungry, picky and really sleepy actually!Lindsay joined the Wildlife Preserve team...

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Muskox – I’m a Survivor!

Muskox – I’m a Survivor!

4 minute read - The muskox is an adaptable animal. In the face of climate change a generalist diet with a slow metabolism helped this species survive through the last ice age and to today while other megafauna, like woolly mammoths, went extinct. During Beringia there...

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Short Eared Owl Release

Short Eared Owl Release

VideoJoin Animal Care Assistant, Erica as she shares the successful release story of a longer-term patient, a short-eared owl!  The owl arrived in Fall 2021 and was released in Spring 2022.Spring 2022 this owl was returned to the wild after being struck by a vehicle...

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Golden Eagle Gets Second Chance

Golden Eagle Gets Second Chance

Photo credit:  L. CaskenetteA golden eagle was admitted Wednesday evening, November 24th 2021, to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. This individual, who is quite a bit bigger than the last golden eagle in our care, was found by a member of the public in the middle...

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Preparing for Winter – Adaption or Bust!

Preparing for Winter – Adaption or Bust!

10 min read -Some winters in the Yukon can be severe, and other years, they can be mild. Weather patterns are fickle and may change day by day. As the winter season may last for up to nearly six months, animals in the wild have several preparations to perform before...

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