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B.C. Wildlife Park fundraising for people and wildlife with Wings for Hope

FILE PHOTO - A Monarch butterfly perches on a milkweed plant.
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July 29, 2019 - 1:00 PM

KAMLOOPS — A donation to a B.C. Wildlife Park fundraiser will let you help both people and wildlife.

The Wings for Hope fundraiser lets you reserve a butterfly for $30 and invites you to the release of the butterfly in the pollinator garden at the park, according to a news release. From each butterfly donation, $5 will be given to the Kamloops Hospice Association and the remainder will go towards a new portable digital X-ray machine for the park.

The park needs to raise $40,000 for a new portable X-ray machine.

“An onsite X-ray machine will greatly benefit the wildlife in our care by reducing transportation induced stress and secondary sedations,” the release said.

Cherry the moose passed away earlier this spring and the park’s animal care manager, Tracy Reynolds, said at the time having an X-ray machine onsite would have helped with keeping track of any changes in the animal's health.

For more information or to reserve a butterfly visit the B.C. Wildlife Park website here.

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