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A wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in Manitoba is hosting an event this weekend to give people the chance to learn what it means to nurture the province’s wildlife.
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Center holds its annual open house on Fridays and Saturdays.
The event includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Wildlife Veterinary Hospital and Wildlife Haven campus, as well as interactive activities and the chance to meet animal ambassadors such as owls, eagles, hawks and reptiles.
During the open house, Wildlife Haven opens restricted areas such as the examination room, surgery room, and x-rays.
“It’s just a really great opportunity to invite the community to see what we’re doing here in Wildlife Haven,” Zoe Nakata, CEO of Wildlife Haven, said in an interview Thursday.
“It’s a once-a-year opportunity to come and look behind the scenes.”
More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the open house. Tickets are available on the Wildlife Haven website. Proceeds from ticket sales help provide medical treatment, nutrition and rehabilitation for the wildlife in care.
“Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy between one to two hours of a variety of activities here on site,” said Nakata.
She added that the entire community is invited to come to the open house.
“It’s something that will be fun for every age, so we invite the young and the not so young to come down and have a really fun time,” Nakata said.
The Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Center, located on the Ile des Chenes, treats more than 2,000 animals each year.