Photo Essay: Wild Times at California Wildlife Center

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Falconer Cynthia Maxwell’s Red-tailed hawk, Lancelot, spreads his wings in the warm sun during the California Wildlife Center’s VIP Open House in April.

The California Wildlife Center hosted an open house on Sunday for its generous supporters. Guests had the opportunity to see the many animals that are being cared for and tour the facilities, including the new marine mammal elephant seal pup rehab facilities.

Board President Victoria Harris said last year alone the CWC cared for more than 4,700 animals.The facility does not receive any federal, state or city funds but relies solely on donations.

“[Sunday] was a chance for the CWC Board, staff and volunteers to personally thank the many people and companies who have supported us over the past 16 years… We were thrilled with the turnout and our guests responses,” Harris said.

The CWC will host its annual Spring Open House for the general community on Sunday, April 27.