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February 23, 2021

Eyes open. October 8th, 2020. I didn’t want this day to come. Twelve hours from now it will all be over and I will be left not exactly knowing what I am waking up for.

February 23, 2021

On the evening of February 16, a member of the public found a Bald Eagle on the ground in their yard in Troutville, VA. After determining the bird was unable to fly, so they contacted the Southwest

February 20, 2021

On February 19, Great Blue Heron #20-3543 was released back into the wild at Chris Greene Lake Park in Albemarle County.  Dr.

Critter Corner

Learn about the Wildlife Center’s current patients and success stories.

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World Wildlife Week

Join us March 8-12 as we celebrate World Wildlife Week! We'll host a variety of wildlife-themed programs all week on our live events channel. Learn more about what you can do to help wildlife and the environment.

Online Wildlife Book Club

Every other month, the Wildlife Center hosts an online book club on the Critter Cam moderated discussion. Join us for our next meeting in April as we discuss The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human by Noah Strycker. 

Wildlife Care Academy

The Wildlife Care Academy provides comprehensive instruction on a wide array of topics, including wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife medicine and diagnostics, outreach and communications, education, organization management, and more.

Need Wildlife Assistance?

Do you know what to do if you find a wild animal in need?  We have a variety of advice on our website -- read more and give us a call for any wildlife emergency. 

Eagle Tracking

The Wildlife Center is currently tracking the post-release movements of three Bald Eagles. See where the eagles are now!

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