måndag 15 april 2013

Course in wildlife rehabilitation

This weekend we attended a course in wildlife rehabilitation, given by Katastrofhjälpen - a nationwide non-profit organization taking care of injured birds and other wildlife. The aim of the organization is to rehabilitate injured animals so well that they can be released and reproduce in the wild. If the injured animal is beyond recovery, it is euthanised to spare it from further suffering.
Many of the animals taken care of are birds, and we learned a lot about rehabilitating different species by two enthusiastic teachers who had more than 80 years of experience between them!

Among the things we learned, was how to fix injured bird wings.
We also practised how to tube feed starved or dehydrated birds.

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