Wildlife Learning Center Mourns Passing of Friend and Animal Advocate Betty White

The Wildlife Learning Center (WLC) has expressed its condolences on the passing of actress and animal advocate Betty White.

” WLC was extremely grateful to call Betty a friend.” Co-founders Paul Hahn and David Riherd and staff said in an email. “She enjoyed visiting almost as much as we loved having her. We work hard every day to live up to her example as a true animal advocate and overall wonderful person.”

White cuddling with a WLC fennec fox during a visit. WLC photo by Kiersten Mikelas

White, who passed away December 31st 2021 was 99. She would have celebrated her Century birthday January 17th. In addition to her eight decades long career in entertainment White is remembered for her work with animals, including those at WLC.

WLC is a learning resource and rescue center in Sylmar California which has a collection of animals from most of the continents of the world. The center is open to the public and has a long history of interaction with schools and school children.

” We are honored to be included in the #BettyWhiteChallenge and are truly grateful to all those considering a donation in Betty’s honor and to Betty and her team for mentioning us in her recentĀ People MagazineĀ story.” the email continued. The Betty White Challenge is an online event aiming to raise money for wildlife groups. The event took place January 17, what would have been her 100th birthday.

In the People article White talked about what she was doing in the months prior to her death “Nowadays, ” People said ” White enjoys a quiet life in Los Angeles playing crossword puzzles and card games. She also likes to watch animal documentaries, Jeopardy! and sports, particularly golf. White, who is a longtime animal welfare advocate, is also a longtime supporter of the Wildlife Learning Center, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Actors and Others for Animal,”

WLC is located at 16027 Yarnell Street, Sylmar CA 91342. (818) 362 8711

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