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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What's New

August 3, 2020

Black Bear yearling #20-2698 has been doing well during the past few days; the veterinary team reports that the bear is eating well, and is able to move around the bear pen where he is housed.

August 3, 2020

Bald Eaglets #20-1128 and #20-1129 will be released back to the wild on Thursday, August 6! The two young birds will be returned to their nesting area in Stafford County.

July 31, 2020

I woke up early that Sunday morning, climbing out of my tent before the sun clawed its way over the edge of the world. I knew I had to hurry.

Critter Corner

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

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Critter Cams

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Conservation During COVID-19 Crisis

Please be assured that we’re open and ready to help wild animals in need. We’ve made adjustments to some of our regular operations to protect the health of our staff and the general public.

Summer Programs

Looking for something wild this summer? The Center offers live virtual tours and programs, as well as videos, Critter Cams, and other online activities. No matter what your age, there’s plenty of wildlife to explore online!


Season 2 of the Wildlife Center's television series, Untamed, runs now through August 13! Learn more, and watch all the episodes here. 

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. There are a number of on-demand classes available for you to learn at your own pace! 

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