Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network Program

Speaker Julia Parker will talk on the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network and its efforts to save and support wildlife since 1988.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7 p.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Community Events, Lectures


Located at 1460 Fairview Avenue, the non-profit, volunteer organization rescues and rehabilitates injured wild birds, mammals, and reptiles in Santa Barbara County. Staff and volunteers currently help approximately 4,000 native animals each year. Donations provide food, veterinary care, and medicine for the wildlife. Julia Parker has worked with the Wildlife Care Network for five year as Director of Animal Affairs.

About the Speaker: Ms. Parker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology. She was previously employed at the Santa Barbara Zoo for 25 years. Some of the species under her care were: the African Lion, Bengal Tiger, Puma, White-Handed Gibbon, Lesser Panda, Roseate Spoonbills, Giant Anteater, and Small-Clawed Asian Otter. Julia also worked with the Asian Elephants and Baringo Giraffes. Her experience included hand-raising the young of many of these species.

At the Zoo, Ms. Parker spent ten years as the Animal Care Supervisor for over 500 animals and worked with many exotic animal veterinarians. She later went on to work with the Island Fox Recovery Program partnered by the Channel Islands National Park and the Zoo. She cared for captive Island Foxes during several tours of San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands.
Julia Parker has been employed with the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network for five years. She oversees the Network’s rehabilitation program for injured and orphaned wildlife found throughout the County, and also coordinates and trains the many volunteers who work at the Center. She gives presentations to school and community groups, and is a member of the Education and Outreach Committee


Phone: 805-681-1080

Event posted April 9, 2013
Last updated April 24, 2013


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