The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC), the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) and the Alaska Raptor Center (ARC) will be highlighted in a new series, “Alaska Animal Rescue” produced by Symbio Studios says Nat Geo WILD.
“This groundbreaking series follows wildlife heroes from these three renowned conservation centers as they respond to animals in need. Whether caring for a stranded sea lion, an orphaned lynx or an injured eagle, these are the people on the front lines, willing to do whatever it takes to rescue and preserve Alaska’s wildlife. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward monitors the state’s 6,640 miles of coastline, helping a diverse range of marine life, including walruses, whales, otters and octopuses. Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka specializes in the state’s airborne animals, like bald eagles, owls and other birds of prey. And the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage takes on the biggest and most iconic land animals, including bears, wolves and bison. These dedicated first responders, veterinarians and animal caretakers, work hands on — day in and day out — through dangerous terrain and unforgiving climates to rescue and rehabilitate these animals to make sure this wild state stays wild.” Said Nat Geo WILD in a press releasae.
“The Alaska SeaLife Center responds to injured and orphaned marine mammal and seabirds as part of our mission to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems. We appreciate this platform to share our work and inspire others to care for our oceans and its animals,” said Tara Riemer, Alaska SeaLife Center President and CEO.
“The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is incredibly honored to be a part of National Geographic’s Alaska Animal Rescue. All of our animals have a story and we are grateful to be able to share some of them. We hope that everyone will enjoy the show and get to know and love our resident wildlife the way we do,” said Di Whitney, Executive Director, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.
Jennifer Cross, Executive Director, Alaska Raptor Center stated, “We are proud to be involved in such a meaningful project along with two other amazing non-profit organizations, each having passionate and dedicated people working tirelessly in the name of animal welfare.”
“Alaska Animal Rescue” premieres April 11 at 5 p.m. Alaska time on Nat Geo WILD. You can watch a ten-minute preview now on the National Geographic website: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/shows/alaska-animal-rescue.