California Wildlife Center spring open house

The California Wildlife Center in Calabasas held their spring open house on Sunday, Apr. 27. Visitors were able to look at the center’s hospital, baby care unit, and surgery center along with the various animals they care for. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers SHOWING OFF - Lancelot, a 25-year-old red-tailed hawk, is held up by his owner, Cynthia Maxwell, for visitors to look at during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27. Various birds, animals and sea life were on display at the event. The center also opened up their hospital, baby care unit, and surgery center for visitors to look at.

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SHOWING OFF – Lancelot, a 25-year-old red-tailed hawk, is held up by his owner, Cynthia Maxwell, for visitors to look at during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27. Various birds, animals and sea life were on display at the event. The center also opened up their hospital, baby care unit, and surgery center for visitors to look at.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers PICTURE PERFECT - 11-year-old Ryker, a great horned owl, has his picture taken by visitors during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

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PICTURE PERFECT – 11-year-old Ryker, a great horned owl, has his picture taken by visitors during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LOOK AT ME - Lindsay Isom and her three-year-old son, Stone, of Glendale get a good look at Ryker, a 11-year-old great horned owl, during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27. Various birds, animals and sea life were on display at the event. The center also opened up their hospital, baby care unit, and surgery center for visitors to look at.

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LOOK AT ME – Lindsay Isom and her three-year-old son, Stone, of Glendale get a good look at Ryker, a 11-year-old great horned owl, during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers BIRD FOOD - Katelyn Steltzoff, 7, right, of Thousand Oaks and her brother, Robert, 5, make a bird feeder out of a pine cone, peanut butter and seeds during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27. Various birds, animals and sea life were on display at the event. The center also opened up their hospital, baby care unit, and surgery center for visitors to look at.

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BIRD FOOD – Katelyn Steltzoff, 7, right, of Thousand Oaks and her brother, Robert, 5, make a bird feeder out of a pine cone, peanut butter and seeds during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers ARTIST RENDITION - Kaley Plonka, 9, of Santa Monica draws a red-tailed hawk in her notebook that was on display during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

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ARTIST RENDITION – Kaley Plonka, 9, of Santa Monica draws a red-tailed hawk in her notebook that was on display during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers "ARE YOU GONNA FEED ME?" - A baby crow tells visitors to the hospital he his hungry during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

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“ARE YOU GONNA FEED ME?” – A baby crow tells visitors to the hospital he his hungry during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Lancelot, a 25-year-old red-tailed hawk, is held by his owner, Cynthia Maxwell, for visitors to look at during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

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Lancelot, a 25-year-old red-tailed hawk, is held by his owner, Cynthia Maxwell, for visitors to look at during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A squirrel snacks on some food in its cage at the California Wildlife Center.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
A squirrel snacks on some food in its cage at the California Wildlife Center.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Jo Joseph, hospital manager at the California Wildlife Center, takes care of baby crows in the hospital during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

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Jo Joseph, hospital manager at the California Wildlife Center, takes care of baby crows in the hospital during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Visitors to the California Wildlife Center peer through an opening to get a good look at a turkey vulture during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

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Visitors to the California Wildlife Center peer through an opening to get a good look at a turkey vulture during the spring open house at the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas on Apr. 27.

 

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