SWF Wildlife Foundation Logo Pauline S schneegas Wildlife Foundation Address Bobby, an SWF resident bobcat

The Animals at Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation

Since 1984, an estimated 5,000 wild animals have been rehabilitated and released by the Schneegas Wildlife Foundation including:

Black Bears
Mountain Lions
Bobcats
Coyotes
Bighorn
Sheep
Elk
Deer
Foxes
Raccoons
Porcupines
Beavers
Squirrels
Cottontail Rabbits
Weasels
Mink
Marmots
Turtles
Snakes
Migratory Songbirds
Egrets
Herons
Owls
Falcons
Hawks
Eagles

Golden Eagle, rehabilitated & released

Golden Eagle, rehabilitated & released.

Great Horned Owl, with injured eye, rehabilitated & released in summer of 08

Great Horned Owl, with injured eye, rehabilitated & released in summer of 08.

There are some animals that permanently reside at the Schneegas Wildlife Foundation because they were born in captivity and raised as pets before being turned over to the Foundation. Because these animals were bred in captivity, they cannot be released into the wild, and live at the Foundation as ambassadors for all wrongly adopted wildlife as “pets”. Currently in residence are two mountain lions (Annie, resident lion, at right), three bobcats, two foxes, two wolves and several raptors.

These resident animals are introduced to children and adults who participate in the educational programs at SWF, with the specific purpose of increasing knowledge and developing an appreciation of wildlife and their survival.

Sanford, AKA, Sandy, the SWF resident Red Fox

Sanford, AKA, Sandy, the SWF resident Red Fox

Robby, another SWF resident bobcat

Robby, another SWF resident bobcat.

 

Annie, an SWF resident Mountain Lion, gives herself a bath

Annie, an SWF resident Mountain Lion, gives herself a bath.

 

Wild Mountain Lion learns to protect his territory.  Rehabilitated & released.

Wild Mountain Lion learns to protect his territory. Rehabilitated & released.

 

SWF rehabilitates small mammals like raccoons, too

SWF rehabilitates small mammals like raccoons, too.


SWF rehabilitates & releases many deer & elk each year

SWF rehabilitates & releases many deer & elk each year

 

Elk, just prior to release

Elk, just prior to release.

 

Elk calf in early summer

Elk calf in early summer

Golden Eagle suns himself in the flight cage at SWF

Golden Eagle suns himself in the flight cage at SWF

 

Great Horned Owls take a rest on a perch in the flight cage

Great Horned Owls take a rest on a perch in the flight cage.

One of the resident horses that teach children about farm & ranch life.

One of the resident horses that teach children about farm & ranch life.

Apache, SWFs resident male wolf

Apache, SWFs resident male wolf.

Baby, the famous Sandhill Crane

Baby, the famous Sandhill Crane.