Wildlife Rehabilitation

A History of Helping Wildlife

In the 1970’s Danny Nowlan started accepting injured and orphaned wildlife at the Yukon Game Farm. Nearly fifty years later, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve continues to care for Yukon’s most vulnerable animals.

Today, a full-time vet, Dr. Maria Hallock, along with students and interns provide 24 hour care. Since it opened in 2012, hundreds of animals have passed through the doors of the Preserve’s Wildlife Research and Rehabilitation Centre.

Wildlife Emergencies?

Do you have an injured animal in need of care? Please visit our Wildlife Emergencies page.


Injured or orphaned animals, once admitted to the rehab center, face an unpredictable and challenging road to recovery.  The Yukon Wildlife Preserve does not permit visitation of animals admitted into the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. This is the best way to support the successful rehabilitation of an individual by limiting unnecessary stress. Instead, please consider supporting the animal’s recovery by providing our Veterinarian and Animal Care staff the means to get it back into the wild – Help us keep Yukon wild at heart!

Rehabilitation Stories from the Preserve:

Crane Gets A Flight South

4 minute read - Back in early November, a sandhill crane came into the Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre with a number of wounds, including a laceration to its eyelid. We are pleased to say that it has been successfully released! But when a bird...

Feathered Friends in Rehabilitation

1 minute read - Generally, this time of year, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a lot more quiet than in the months leading up to fall. But in the final days of October the Centre got feathered with some new arrivals. October 30th, 2023 Conservation Officers from...

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...

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...

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...

Meet The North: The Gift that Keeps Giving!

Each of the last 2 years we have had the immense pleasure of connecting with northerners passionate about promoting local, connecting people and place and supporting the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Yukon's wildlife.  The team is back again this year with new, special...

A Day with an Animal Care Assistant

8 minute read. My name is Abbey, I am a part-time animal care assistant and part-time wildlife interpreter here at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for the summer of 2021. I am a biology major at the University of Winnipeg. Fall 2021 I start my second year of my degree....

Hungry Hungry Hipp… Moose!

2 minutes video plus short introduction and photo timeline.He's hungry - drinking 4pints of milk replacer in 1 minute and 37seconds. This happens 5 times a day! On May 24, 2021, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve received a baby male moose from Conservation Officer Services....

Busy Times & Hungry Critters in Care

This story was originally published July 10 2021 in the e-blast newsletter to Yukon Wildlife Preserve's membership. Are you a member but don't receive these email Newsletters?  Contact us at info@yukonwildlife.ca to update your email preferences.Mew Gull x2 Location...

A Convocation of Eagles

What do the dates; August 7th, September 21st, and October 20th have in common?  Well, each of these days the Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre received a new patient, with each of those being an eagle. It started with the Golden Eagles arrival from Watson Lake, followed by a Bald Eagle from Jake’s Corner, and another Bald Eagle from Mayo.  While an arrival of an animal into the centre for care by the team at the Preserve isn’t distinctive, it is unusual to receive an influx of eagles in the fall. 

Help Us Keep Yukon
Wild At Heart

We care for Yukon’s injured and orphaned wildlife to give them a second chance at life. Your gift will help us give them the best possible veterinary care – and get them back on their feet or wings!

Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Box 20191
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 7A2

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