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 visitor our Wildlife Emergencies page.


An injured or orphaned animal once admitted to the rehab center faces 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 through 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:

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. 

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-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

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

Rehabilitation – A Wild Success

1 min video - This juvenile bald eagle came to the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Research Centre in early July after it was found near Icy Waters on Fish Lake road, seemingly flightless. An X-ray revealed an infection.  Dr. Maria Hallock started the eagle on a course of...

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.

Moose on the Move

3:47 video Our young orphaned moose has outgrown his room in the Preserve's Research and Rehabilitation Centre. Today he's on the move to a new - much larger - outdoor enclosure.  He will spend the next few months in this larger space, with food to browse as he...

Watson Grows

Watson is pretty grown up now at almost 10 months old and has been learning to live the life of a moose. We’re all excited to see Watson continue to grow healthy and strong!

Watson Thrives

Watson is thriving! He’s double in size thanks to endless hours of care by our Veterinarian and Animal Care staff.

Watson Arrives

Watson arrives June 2019. If you’ve been following along with local media, you’ll know by now that we have a couple pretty cute moose in our Wildlife Rehabilitation and Research Centre. Thanks to the expert care of Dr. Maria Hallock and our Animal Care staff, the moose are eating well. But the road ahead is still uncertain – these moose are going through a stressful, challenging experience.

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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