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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August 19, 2019

The Center veterinary team received results from the necropsy and additional post-mortem diagnostics of Black Bear cub #19-1176 [Orange Tag]. The diagnosis: canine distemper.

August 13, 2019

On July 30, the Wildlife Center admitted a female Bobcat kitten from Floyd County, Virginia. The rescuer found the young bobcat inside a chicken coop and no adult bobcat was observed nearby.

August 13, 2019

Eastern Ratsnake #19-2127 has been healing well following surgery in mid-July; the snake has been eating in captivity, and by the second week of August, the incision site had fully healed.

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80,000 Patients, 200 Species, 1 Hospital

The Wildlife Center admitted Patient #19-2070 this summer, which was the 80,000th patient treated at the Wildlife Center since our founding back in 1982. To celebrate this milestone, the Center created a new t-shirt – perfect for summer 2019. Supplies are limited, order yours now!


Season 1 of the Wildlife Center's 13-episode television series, Untamed, is now over -- but you can still watch all the episodes online! 

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. Check out the summer and fall 2019 schedule, featuring brand-new classes!

Eagle Tracking

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

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