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$23-MILLION CENTRE OPENS
For Immediate Release
November 15, 2004 - The Earth Rangers Centre is a 60,000 square foot facility designed to treat the thousands of animals that are injured, displaced or orphaned each year in Ontario.
Located just north of Toronto at the Koright Centre for Conservation the Earth Rangers Centre boasts the most advanced wildlife medical equipment in the Country. The centre features Canada's first wildlife hospital which includes an oil spill reponse unit, a fully equipped operating theatre, digital x-ray equipment and species specific rehabilitation facilities are but a few of the features that give the Earth Rangers Centre the expertise to respond to wildlife emergencies.
"The new $23-million state-of-the-art centre will allow us to significantly expand our programs and services and demonstrate our commitment to wildlife and the environment," said Peter Kendall, Earth Rangers President.
In addition to rehabilitating the wildlife in their care the Earth Rangers Centre also participates in dramatic wildlife rescues and upon their recovery all of the wildlife are released according to the Ministry of Natural Resources guidelines.
The Centre is open to the public to drop off injured or immature wildlife.
The Earth Rangers Centre is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in Canada using 63 per cent less enery than that of a similar-size building designed to Canada's energy code. Earth Rangers is a registered charity its mission is inspiring within children a lasting passion to improve the environment.
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