Wildlife Center of Virginia Blog

What’s So Great about Gloves?

Have you ever noticed that almost every picture you see of a WCV staff member, volunteer, or student treating or handling an animal, we are almost always wearing gloves?  Have you ever wondered why that is?  Maybe it’s because we all have gnarly fingernails that we’re trying to keep hidden.  Maybe it’s because we enjoy the great art of miming in between patient treatments.  Maybe it’s because we’re all avid Michael Jackson fans.  Maybe it’s all of the above (I must admit, I do love a good MJ classic hit). 

Yay, Snakes!

Since I changed positions at my elementary school and became a librarian, I found that I am able to reach many more students about caring for wildlife.  Anytime anyone on campus sees wildlife, they come to me (or Miss Christina, our secretary).  In the spring of 2017, we rescued two Eared Grebes that became stranded on the ground.  Both were released.  We also had a bunny that managed to ‘self-release’ in our school office after it was taken from a student.  The bunny was eventually caught and released outside as well.  And since school started in August 2017, it’s been a rattlesnake and a

My Clarified Answers about Wildlife Rehabilitation

I believe that before getting yourself into something, you should ask yourself why you're doing what you're doing ... and think about how it relates to the big picture. That is why I have had a few ideological concerns about wildlife rehabilitation and whether it disrupts nature’s natural process and evolution. During my rehabilitation externship period, I have clarified my thoughts as to justify the benefits of wildlife rehabilitation.

Vulture Appreciation

Vultures are disgusting creatures that have naked heads and eat dead things. At least, this is what most people believe, including myself before I started working at the Wildlife Center during my rehabilitation externship.  At the Center, I learned more about vultures and how they help society and I earned a deep appreciation for their role in the environment. I also had the opportunity to work one-on-one with these interesting creatures and found that they are not the gross death eaters that I thought they were.

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