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

March 31, 2023

Black Bear release plans are still set for Tuesday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 5!

March 31, 2023

During the past three weeks, American Beaver #23-0124’s wounds have been steadily healing.

March 30, 2023

During the past month, American Beaver #23-0153 has been showing some signs of recovery in the Center’s LMI enclosure.

Critter Corner

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

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Join us in person at Hotel 24 South in Staunton for food, friends, Ambassador Animals ... all in celebration of 40 years of the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Find out how to purchase tickets, and more about the event.

40th Anniversary Celebrations

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

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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