This bunny was just a few days old when she was found in a children’s sandbox with a sibling. These fragile babies—weighing only as much as a ballpoint pen—were among the first patients to arrive at Project Wildlife this year.
Now, with the opening of the Pilar & Chuck Bahde Wildlife Center, thousands of babies like them have a new habitat in which to thrive when they need time and space to recover. This state-of-the-art facility will provide 12,000 injured and orphaned wild animals each year with habitats specially designed to reduce stress as they recover, before they are released back into the wild.
The Pilar & Chuck Bahde Wildlife Center is an important milestone for Project Wildlife and wild animals in our region:
For nearly 50 years, Project Wildlife has operated in a 1,120-square-foot trailer. This limited space was no longer sufficient to provide the specialized care needed by the growing number of wild animals coming through our doors.
The new 5,200-square-foot facility will increase capacity, reduce stress and improve quality of care so injured and orphaned wild animals can be successfully rehabilitated and returned to the wild.