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

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What's New

May 22, 2023

Each year on May 23, wildlife enthusiasts, educators, and advocates around the globe celebrate a special holiday – World Turtle Day!

May 24, 2023

In 2021, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation to provide greater protection for wild reptiles and amphibians.

May 23, 2023

On April 1, a Bald Eagle nest at Seven Bends State Park in Shenandoah County blew out of its tree.

Critter Corner

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

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Critter Cams

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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. 

Spring & Summer Library Tour!

The Wildlife Center hits the road this spring & summer for live programs at libraries throughout the region. Check out the Events Calendar for these and other programs.


THANK YOU to everyone who supported, sponsored, or attended HOMECOMING: A 40th Anniversary Celebration. It was a marvelous, heartwarming event with old friends, great food, and good memories. Read more about it here. 

40th Anniversary Celebrations

We're celebrating. Check in regularly at our 40th Anniversary Celebrations page for news about upcoming events. Find out more. 

Wildlife Care Academy

Check out our new Wildlife Care Academy courses launched in 2023 -- including the start of a new series for Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator preparation. Classes are on-demand so that attendees can learn at their own pace!

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