Hello friends,Today on Ariel's Ark we are featuring The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, public education, and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center.
Erin Leighton is the Lead Naturalist at the Center. Working around the Center with the interns, scheduling the daily presentations, animal care taking, and hoping on motor coaches is all a normal day at work. This is her second internship working with animals as an animal keeper. Prior to accepting the internship at our Center; Erin has worked with binturongs, ant eaters, and even trained a camel. With a Bachelor of Science in Biology this is her dream job and can not imagine going anywhere else. As a “Texan” turned “Alaskan” new hobbies include rock climbing, camping, and running around with the Center’s critters. She also writes a blog which is followed by a number of people from all around the globe. A link to her blog is here, http://kodiacerin.blogspot.com/
Come be a part of these exciting programs and watch these animals display their natural, “wild”, behavior. Coyotes peer out from behind the brush while a bald eagle swoops in on the salmon remains left by a grizzly bear. Wood Bison plod through 65 acres of tidal flat terrain, as part of a program that will one day restore the species to the Alaskan wilderness. AWCC has provided care for hundreds of displaced animals because visitors like you have made critical contributions in the form of admission fees, donations, memberships, and gift shop purchases.
AWCC encourages you to visit the center with your walking shoes and camera in hand for an educational Alaskan experience to remember. We thank you in advance for your support and assistance in preserving Alaskan wildlife.