What should I do if I find an orphaned or injured wild animal?
At the Calgary Zoo, we sometimes receive calls about orphaned or injured wildlife. Before handling an orphaned or injured wild animal, please contact the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society wildlife hotline at 403-239-2488 or visit
The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) is a registered non-profit charitable organization that treats, rehabilitates and releases injured and orphaned wildlife.
Burrowing owls live in underground burrows dug by prairie dogs and other burrowing animals. When threatened, they hide in their burrows and make a sound like a rattlesnake.