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January 27, 2023

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is seeking public review and comment on draft black bear population objectives through February 1, 2023. According to DWR, "thes

January 25, 2023

During the past month, Virginia Opossum #22-3694 has continued to do well. By January 7, the opossum's wounds had healed well enough to move to a crate in Metals, an outdoor holding area.

January 25, 2023

Eastern American Toad #22-3473 has continued to do well! During the past two months, the rehab team has kept a close eye on the toad and has not seen any complications from its injuries.

Critter Corner

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

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40th Anniversary Celebrations

This month our 40th Anniversary observance will be a thrill for our bear-loving followers. Join Amanda and special guests as the discuss The Evolution of Black Bear Care. Find out 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. 

Year in Review 2022

It’s a Wildlife Center tradition for staff and volunteers to recount their most memorable moments of the year in a blog post.  Take a look back at 2022 with us! 

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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