TWC on camera
Our videos highlight some of the exciting things that happen at the center – from the rescue of animals to the impact on the community, staff, and volunteers, to the rehabilitation and release of the animals we save. Check back for more videos to come!
We are Tucson Wildlife Center
Join us for a look inside what Tucson Wildlife Center has to offer and the variety of animals its treats from rescue to the rehabilitation and the release. We couldn’t do it without your help.
In this moving music video, Amber Norgaard wrote and performed a song that speaks volumes to what our center aims to acheive: for our animals, after all they endure, to spread their wings and fly free.
Javelina oil pit rescue
Some animals find themselves in the worst situations. Here, a javelina fell into an oil pit in a garage and Lisa Bates, founder of TWC, heads to the rescue to help the animal out of this unfortunate predicament.
To release a goshawk
Releases almost never go as planned! Join Lou Rae, Animal Care Manager, as she finds roadblock after roadblock during the release of a rare northern goshawk. Never a boring day at TWC!
Tanner Bell PSA
Tanner Bell, former University of Arizona Wildcats football player, currently with Arizona Athletics, does a 45-second PSA for Tucson Wildlife Center! Tanner stars opposite Wilbur, one of our non-releasable resident bobcats. Written-directed by Marcus De Leon. Camera by Brody Anderson (UA Film Program class of ’12). Original score by Ryan Morgan of Misery Signals, written for Tucson Wildlife Center
Tucson Wildlife Center; A behind the scenes tour;
behind the scenes at TWC with Chrissy Tolley, a U of A senior and Tucson native, as she discovers all the hard work and resources it takes to save southern Arizona’s wildlife.
Wilbur and Rod
University of Arizona Wildcats’ Head Football Coach Rich Rodriguez coaches Wilbur, a real rescued wildcat, in the first two 30-second TV spots for Tucson Wildlife Center. Writer-director Marcus De Leon thanks Melissa Melendez of Arizona Football. Filmed at a Wildcats’ practice, with an awesome crew of 12 UA grads and students, in less than 20 minutes. Thank you to Coach Rich Rodriguez.
Lisa Bates and Tucson Wildlife Center on KGUN,promoting Arizona Gives Day!
Tucson Wildlife Center PSA;
2007 student work at The Art Center Design College in Tucson, AZ.
Pro bono public service announcement (PSA) for the non-profit group Tucson Wildlife Center (TWC) that rescues injured animals, nurses them back to health, then releases them back into the wild.
This project was a collaboration with other students: Patrick Carpenter, Eli Moore, Frankie Henderson, Maegan Theissen,and myself, with Krissy Jefferson and Ericka Bostick.