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What’s the difference between a crow and a raven?

The smaller bird on the left is a juvenile American Crow, and the much bigger one on the right is a juvenile Common Raven. Ravens have larger beaks than crows, wedge shaped tails as opposed to the more squared off tail fan of crow feathers, pointy throat hackle feathers, and they make a deeper rasping coarking noise where as crows caw. Generally Ravens are also much, much bigger!

Charlie the Porcupine.

Charlie was admitted to the Medicine River Wildlife Center in the early summer of 2010. His mother was hit on the highway, and as the individual who hit her stopped to move her body off the road, he noticed something inside her belly was moving. He performed an emergency c-section, and pulled out a tiny baby porcupine, only a few days premature. He kept the little baby warm, and brought him to the wildlife center where he was put into a brooder until he was ready for life on the outside. Charlie was named after his savior, and he lives at the wildlife center as an ambassador for the porcupine species.

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Charlie is a North American Porcupine at the Medicine River Wildlife Center. In 2010 he was admitted to the Center after his mother was hit by a car, and he was pulled from her stomach with an emergency C-section. It was decided that Charlie would be kept as an education animal at the Center, to act as an embassador for his misunderstood species.

Charlie is very playful, and loves to rough-house, and get his tummy rubbed

In the summer of 2010, a neutered male rabbit was found wandering alone in the backyards of Innisfail, AB. He was caught by a concerned citizen, and brought the the wildlife center, as the local animal shelters could not take him in at the time. While the wildlife center does not usually take in domestic animals, it was decided that he could become a permanent center resident when he made a perfect foster dad for the baby hares and rabbits that are always recieved every spring and summer. When fall rolled around, and there were no more babies to foster, he was placed in the pond area with the ducks, geese and small mammals that are being rehabbed at the center, or are permanent residents. He got along great with the waterfowl, and in particular, bonded with one of the Canada Geese living in the pond area. When spring came, and the goose started making her nest in preparation for laying eggs, the bunny would sit with her on the nest. While the goose didn’t lay any eggs of her own for lack of a male goose, the center often gives her orphan baby geese to raise, as she is a fantastic mummy. In this picture you can see the bunny helping out with raising those babies.