Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary celebrates Earth Day | WFRV Local 5
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is the kind of place where every day feels like Earth Day. But shrine officials still decided to celebrate the day, even though they are a few days late.
The wildlife sanctuary hosted several special Earth Day activities on Sunday afternoon. They held a public wolf feeding demonstration, brought in snakes and turtles for guests to touch, and also released an owl they had rehabilitated into the wild.
“Earth Day is important just to make some people aware of the things they can do to help the Earth,” said Amy Harris, animal keeper at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
She said she hopes that by giving the children the opportunity to have face-to-face encounters with the animals at the sanctuary, it will help them understand the importance of preserving the earth and, therefore, the animals. who also live there.
She also said the wildlife sanctuary wanted to educate the public on what to do if they come across an injured or abandoned animal. She said that in the spring, more of these injured or abandoned animals start arriving at the sanctuary.
“If we don’t take care of the earth, a lot of bad things could happen like animals and their habitats and if you throw trash everywhere, it could go into the sea and hurt marine animals,” Brooklyn and Claire Van Eperen who visited the shrine on Sunday afternoon.
The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary cares for more than 6,000 orphaned and injured animals each year.