The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a hospital for native wildlife, teaching the world to care about and to care for wildlife and the environment

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What's New

June 3, 2020

Last week, wildlife rehabilitators Kelsey and Shannon separated the remaining 14 bear cubs in the Center's Large Mammal Isolation enclosure, with the goal of keeping the smallest cubs away from the

June 3, 2020

On May 30, Bald Eagle #20-0994 finished its course of oral chelation therapy for the subclinical level of lead toxicity in the bird's system.

June 2, 2020

On May 29, Bald Eagle #20-0918 [RU] was moved to flight pen A1. In this larger space, she'll be able to start a daily exercise program, to get her back in shape and ready for release. 

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Conservation During COVID-19 Crisis

Please be assured that we’re open and ready to help wild animals in need. We’ve made adjustments to some of our regular operations to protect the health of our staff and the general public.

Do Your Part To #FlattenTheCurve

Let’s “meet up” online! The Wildlife Center is offering live virtual tours and new programs about wildlife and the Center’s work. And there’s a treasure-trove of wildlife info and activities throughout the website for kids (and grown-ups, too).  There’s plenty of wildlife to explore online!


Season 2 of the Wildlife Center's television series, Untamed, begins on Thursday, May 21! Learn more, and catch up on Season 1 now. 

Need Wildlife Assistance?

Do you know what to do if you find a young wild animal?  Many times, rescuers think an animal is orphaned, when the young bird or mammal is still receiving care from an unseen parent. Sometimes these animals don't need any "help" from us at all!

Wildlife Care Academy

The Wildlife Care Academy provides excellent academic programs in the fields of wildlife rehabilitation, medicine, and conservation. There are a number of on-demand classes available for you to learn at your own pace! 

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