►Baby boom for animals--from owls to raccoons--all across Toronto. Toronto Star, March 25, 2013
"Every spring about 2,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild babies are admitted to the Toronto Wildlife Centre"
►A case of fowl play: Rogue wild turkey captured in Scarborough. Toronto Star, December 22, 2012
"Police contacted the Toronto Wildlife Centre ... about a turkey wandering into traffic on Kingston Rd., creating a hazard to itself and drivers, said the centre's rescue relief co-ordinator, Andrew Wight."
►Rare white squirrel on the mend at Toronto Wildlife Centre. Toronto Star, September 27, 2012
An injured baby albino squirrel is recovering well at Toronto Wildlife Centre.
Toronto Star, June 22, 2012
Two baby ring-billed gulls rescued in Pickering this week are among 34 being nursed back to health by the Toronto Wildlife Centre after they were reportedly blown off a roof with a power washer.
►Wild Toronto column: Talking parental protection in wildlife, Inside Toronto, May 14, 2012
Wild animal babies are so sweet, so cute, so helpless...or are they?
►Distemper epidemic hitting York this spring, yorkregion.com, April 19, 2012
Ms Karvonen said Vaughan is the only municipality in the GTA that does not provide some level of wildlife response and she will be addressing the problem with councillors later this month.
Right now, Toronto's animals are jostling for space in a wild singles bar.
►Baby owl finds its way back to the nest with a little help, Toronto Star, April 12, 2012
Baby owl rescue, The Globe and Mail, April 12, 2012
Great horned owlet is reunited with its family.
►Opossums spreading across the GTA Toronto Star, March 12, 2012
William Krause, a University of Missouri anatomy professor. . .called them one of the most misunderstood, and underrated, creatures on the continent.
“People are a bit more tolerant today but the prejudices are still there. They really aren’t the fearsome animal they’re assumed to be. They’re gentle,” Krause said. “It breaks my heart . . . people are still frightened of them. It’s sad to say that if it looks like a rat, you want to kill it.”
►Wild Toronto: column one Inside Toronto, March 12th, 2012
Wild animals may be weird, but they're in good company, and they have to live with us, too.
TWC's new column will re-introduce the noisy neighbours you see every day, and introduce you to the ones you didn't even know you had. Just don't leave your garbage out on the lawn.