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Get up close and personal with some wild baby animals

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January 31, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A wild animal rescue organization has set up a live cam showing their baby otters, raccoons and raptors as they prepare to be released back into the wild.

The BC SPCA Wild ARC critter cam on southern Vancouver Island is used by staff to monitor the animals without interfering. For more than 20 years they have cared for thousands of animals and 140 different species.

“Our goal is to help injured, sick, and orphaned wild animals return back to the wild,” an email from the ARC team says. "We run like a high-occupancy hospital, and as such are not open to the public.

“We provide the critter cam as a way for people to see our wild patients without disturbing them.”

The cameras are moved each year, providing a fresh view of the animals.

“Our viewers can expect to see our river otter orphans right now, but we also showcase infant common raccoons in incubators, as well as raccoon youngsters in their outdoor enclosures,” the email says. “We also have cameras in our black-tailed deer fawn enclosure, and our raptor flight pen.”

The live stream can be found at the BC SPCA website.

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