Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Last month shane and I vistited the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek.

The non-profit organization serves as a wildlife rehabilitation hospital and education center. Animals that are unable to be released back into the wild remain at the center (or are adopted into other permanent homes) and teach the community about the creatures who lived here before we moved our fat asses in and introduced them to things like automobiles and house cats. They treat over 6,000 patients a year, 98% of which are the result of "adverse contact with human activity."

This fellow greets you from an outdoor aviary.

The main hall.

Raptors hang out in the exhibition area during the day. We were told they are kept high up so they feel more comfortable since they are used to chilling in trees and such.

Below live other animals, like this cute fox who just wanted to sleep.

And this opossum, who had neurological problems and was stumbling around.

I'm not sure what happened to him, but I'm going to guess head trauma thanks to a car, but he seemed content digging around his egg carton looking for apple bits.

Some raptors.

Giant ass owl.

And lil' owl.

A crow.

And her lunch.

Injured vulture.

A mountain lion that some idiot was keeping as a pet.

She had a play area down below but mainly seemed interested in sleeping. She spends half of the year at another sanctuary, running around outdoors. And probably sleeping a lot.

Creepy ass taxidermy.

Cute taxidermy.

Edible local plants for, you know, after the revolution.

These make shane scream.


Anonymous said...

Cool birds. Poor mouse.

Sarah said...

Wow, that is so cool, I'd love to go there.

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Who the hell would keep a mountain lion as a pet?? Those birds are cool, though!