Our conservation breeding programs across Canada
are celebrating new arrivals!

These young animals represent hope and a future for their species. Along with all that joy comes a lot of expenses for items essential to raise these animals into healthy adults.

They require food, bedding, medicine, and technology so we can monitor their movements during their first years in the wild. Last but not least, they require caregivers, who work long hours often doing messy work.

We’re asking for your help in providing essential care for the next generation of Canada’s endangered species. We are their last defence.

Food

Across Canada, we will soon have hundreds of hungry mouths to feed. Your donation will help buy nutritious food to ensure our young grow up strong and ready for release into the wild.

Here are just a few examples of the food items that we purchase:

  • 100 kg of shrike food (that is a lot of crickets and mealworms!)

  • Bumble bee nectar and pollen ($30 per colony)

  • Shrimp and crickets for western painted turtles. Each of our 150+ turtles consumes $60 in food per year!

Donate towards food.

Show your support for endangered animals by making a secure online donation today. 

Bedding & Shelter

We want to ensure the young ones are raised in a comfortable but natural environment. We bring in natural items like plants, branches, and sand but often we have to purchase extra bedding to ensure we have enough in supply.

Here are some examples of the bedding and shelter items that we purchase:

  • Natural cotton batting for bumble bee colonies

  • Natural temporary enclosures for Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly mating and egg-laying

  • Wood shavings as substrate for young snakes 

Donate towards bedding.

Show your support for endangered animals by making a secure online donation today.

Medicine

Healthy youngsters are happy youngsters. We want our young to be strong and resilient when they are released into the wild. This means that we will need to administer some routine medicine and vaccines to some of them to provide them the best chance of survival.

Here are some examples of the medical items that we purchase:

  • Over 100 doses of preventative medicine given to shrikes before they are released

  • Antifungal treatments and calcium vitamins for western painted turtles

Donate towards medicine.

Show your support for endangered animals by making a secure online donation today.

Technology

Even our animal youngsters are becoming a part of the tech revolution. After the animals are released, we monitor their movements during their first years in the wild. This helps us understand survival rates and migration patterns.

Here are some examples of the technology items that we purchase:

  • Over 50 Motus radio-tag backpacks fitted to released shrikes for tracking

  • 150 pit tags to identify turtles after they have been released

  • Climate controlled chambers for turtle eggs and young snakes

Donate towards technology.

Show your support for endangered animals by making a secure online donation today.

Caregivers

Last but not least! Our animal caregivers work long hours and often doing messy work. Your donation will help us support the dedicated biologists who are working on the front line of species conservation.

Show your support for endangered animals by making a secure online donation today.