The Wild Bird Fund will swing open the doors to its brand new wildlife rehab center on Columbus Avenue between 87th and 88th Streets this weekend, and it wants you to come inside.
A two-day open house will feature tours and events for children and adults. The kids can even meet some baby animals. Here’s our article on the center, and a piece from the Wild Bird Fund.
For many years New York City has been the only major US city without a wildlife rehabilitation facility. The Wild Bird Fund will change all that on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2012, when it opens its new center in a two-day Open House at 565 Columbus Avenue (between 87th & 88th St.) in Manhattan from 10 am–6 pm.
Tours of the 1,300 sq. ft. facility will feature the education hall, waterfowl room and pool, laboratory, surgery, and over 60 birds and other animals. Licensed wildlife rehabilitators will give lectures and demonstrations. For children there will be animal arts and crafts and an opportunity to meet some of the baby animals.
Working with Animal General and the Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine, two veterinary hospitals on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the Wild Bird Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), now provides emergency care for over 1,500 wild birds and animals each year.
Photo by Fred R. Cohen.
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