Thursday, February 11, 2016

Little Things...

...Thursday

Thanks to Group-on, I discovered The Wildlife Learning Center. A sweet little place that rescues wildlife and provides outreach and onsite education.


 I've lived here for umpteen years and never knew about it. The facility sits in a zoned neighborhood for animals and has a jungle like atmosphere. On my first visit, I was told of small private animal experiences, one of which allows a small group of people to get up close and personal with the animals to photograph them as well as learn a little animal biology.


Every animal has a story. Some were illegal pets, confiscated and deemed non-releasable so the WLC becomes their home.





Dr. Peepers was just an infant when his mother rejected him in all the chaos of Hurricane Katrina.
 He came to the WLC and was taken care of by one handler that took care of him like any new mother would.
The great thing about the WLC is they never take in an animal unless they can stay forever.



Sweet Cheeks, a Red Tagu was my favorite. I had a hard time choosing a photo of him as I was sifting through all the shots I took of him. 
I think this is an amazing little find that does such a fantastic job of animal rescue.

Happy (animal) snapping!
xo
Kelly

I'm over at Kim's today.


29 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous portraits of the animals!

    And yup I used gluten-free oats - so totally GF!

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  2. fantastic images! what a wonderful place!

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    1. Thank you Jandi. It really is a sweet little place to escape the day for a bit

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  3. Awwww...fun!! My boys would love it.

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    1. Thank you Dina. I can't wait to take my grandson once he's a bit older.

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  4. Looks like a great place, Kelly !
    These photos are gorgeous ... amazing details !
    Have a nice day,
    Sylvia

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    1. Thank you Sylvia. I'm always so happy when you drop by.

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  5. Amazing pictures! Such a great opportunity to get up-close to those cute critters. I am glad they have a place to call home. :)

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    1. It's still hard to see animals enclosed. But they'd never make it out in the wild.

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  6. Fantastic photographs, Kelly.
    I just love Dr. Peepers!! :-)

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    1. Thank you Lisa-he's a rascal and spoiled like a child!

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  7. oh Kelly...these are AWESOME photos of some of the animals you discovered! Simply beautiful!

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  8. What a wonderful place. Great to see that all these animals found a new home. Beautiful pictures.

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    1. Thank you Karen-I still wish they could be free but the facility has done a great job with donations and volunteers....lots of volunteers

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  9. What a fantastic organization and awesome photos.

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    1. They do what they can for sure. Thanks Nicki

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  10. What an awesome place! I am always in love with places like this, that make a commitment to the lives of animals! Great find!

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    1. I still hate to animals enclosed-but this is the best situation for them. Thank you Sarah

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  11. This is beyond cool. Love the pictures. Especially the little monkey.

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    1. I thought of you the whole time I was editing Daenel!

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  12. What beautiful portraits and such a wonderful shelter for animals! So much detail in your shots... the turtle and the lizard are amazing creatures, right out of Jurassic Park :)

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    1. You're so right Catherine-I was thinking the same thing as I was shooting-turtles have to be a direct descendent from the Dino's-thank you for taking the time to pop in!

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  13. Lovely captures ... Dr. Peepers is so cute ~ wonderful that he's got a new start at the center!

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  14. That little monkey captures my heart. Just too too cute.

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  15. Hello, greetings and good wishes.

    Every single photo is a masterpiece and I am thrilled to see them. People living in towns don't get such wonderful opportunities. Surely a great place to observe and study wild life in their natural habitat.

    Best wishes

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    1. Hi Joseph, thank you for stopping by and visiting and leaving such s nice comment. It's a wonderful facility.

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