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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December 7, 2022

On December 7, the Wildlife Center staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize Gus the Barred Owl, due to chronic arthritis associated with her advanced age. Gus was 28 ½ years old.

December 1, 2022

The Wildlife Center is saddened to announce the death of Papa G’Ho, the Center’s non-releasable surrogate Great Horned Owl. Papa died in his enclosure on November 30, 2022.

November 30, 2022

On October 27, an adult Bald Eagle was found injured on the side of the road in Chesapeake, Virginia. The eagle was likely injured due to a vehicle collision.

Critter Corner

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

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40th Anniversary Celebrations

We're cranking up the Wayback Machine and sharing 2 episodes of the original Wildlife Center TV series - Wildlife Emergency - every weekly. This week: Episode 5 - and join us for Episode 6 watch party on December 13!

2022 Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild conference isn't over yet! Recorded content is available until the end of 2022; registration for the recordings is open through December 2. 

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. 

Wildlife Care Academy

Check out our new Wildlife Care Academy courses launched in 2022 -- including topics on songbird rehabilitation, outreach and communications, and medical math. Classes are on-demand so that attendees can learn at their own pace!

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