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Wildlife Waystation's "walk" for wildlife has been extended through March 3rd, National Justice for Animals Week.

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Damage from the Rains

The ranch has taken a beating through this year’s rainy season. Learn what you can do to help out.

092 - Giving Tuesday

Hope For Wildlife

Give Hope
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Safari Dinners!

Wildlife Waystation is now holding three special safari dinner events throughout the year. These are open to all. You don't even need to be a member to attend.

091 - Vet Talk

Special Member-Only Event!

Dr. Rebecca Richard, Chief Veterinarian at Wildlife Waystation, will speak about her role, answer questions and introduce a few animal cases she is currently addressing; this will include a short walk-through to enclosures.

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090 - Chimp Updates

Read all about it!

Our chimp bedrooms are under construction. Keep up with the progress and get our latest chimp news.

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Wildlife Waystation and the Smithsonian

Recently, Wildlife Waystation has had the opportunity to work together with scientists from the Smithsonian Institute in two studies that help protect wildlife.

The Wildlife Waystation is a 160-acre private animal sanctuary located in the Angeles National Forest just north of Los Angeles, California. We are home to over 400 wild and exotic animals comprising over 125 different species. Our dedicated staff and volunteers are devoted to providing a place of refuge, healing and safety for animals in need. Our sanctuary is supported solely by the generous donations of individuals and foundations worldwide.

**For animal emergencies, please read some helpful tips on our Animal Emergencies page.**

What Is Happening At The Ranch
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    Private Lecture Clips
    Nov 17, 2019

    Highlights from our Members-only private talk with Wildlife Waystation Founder, Martine Colette.
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    Working with the Smithsonian
    Jan 1, 2019

    This year, our vets partnered with internationally recognized scientists from the Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Center in Front Royal, Virginia on two studies for wolves and mountain lions.
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    Chimp Den Boxes
    Feb 12, 2019

    We are finishing the final touches on improved living conditions for our chimpanzees. Their den boxes have been going through a remodel to make them more comfortable throughout the year.
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    Wolf Arrival
    Aug 17, 2018

    It was the middle of the night when more than one dozen wolves rolled into Wildlife Waystation in the back of two large trailers. It had been a long ride across several states over many days. But the animals immediately started a new, better life after being rescued from a suspected fur farm.
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    Wetland Filtration System Installed
    Jun 19, 2018

    During three days in June, dozens of contractors were on site to install a large Wetland Filtration System for Wildlife Waystation’s Waterfowl Habitat, which will allow for cleaner water and less water usage.
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    Dental Day
    Apr 21, 2018

    On Saturday, April 21, Wildlife Waystation welcomed the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation (PEIVDF) for “Dental Day.” A team of more than one dozen veterinary dentists, veterinary technicians, dentists to humans and students in the field were on site to perform dental procedures on some of our animals.
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    Bird LA Day 2018
    May 12, 2018

    Wildlife Waystation joined dozens of organizations across the city to celebrate Bird La Day on May 12. Held every May, Bird LA Day celebrates the birds of Southern California and LA’s amazing biodiversity. Bird and nature-themed events are held throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Expert members of Wildlife Waystation’s Bird Team will had raptors on the hand for folks to meet.
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    Rebecca Runs for Crates
    Mar 18, 2018

    Rebecca Richard, Wildlife Waystation's DVM, ran in the the 2018 LA Marathon on March 18, as a fundraiser to help us purchase much needed replacement transport cages for our bears and big cats.
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    Lions in Los Angeles
    Mar 5, 2018

    One of our highly dedicated board members, Andrea Kelley, is a 10-year entertainment industry veteran, currently a production manager for MTP, Inc at YouTube Originals, and animal welfare advocate. She narrates a 7 min video which describes in vivid detail some of the stories of our animals,