It’s not often that one comes into contact with a bald eagle, the symbol for our nation and an animal considered mighty and majestic by many. It is even rarer, then, to be holding one of these animals tight against your chest as it fights for its life and your coworkers fight with it.
Wildlife Center of Virginia Blog
This past year has been the biggest rollercoaster in my life since I migrated to the United States.
One of the best parts about this story is that it isn’t over – working with Buddy will be an ever-evolving relationship, and I can’t wait to see what 2020 will bring.
2019 year-end memory … and five fun facts. In the spirit of the season, let’s call them Five Golden Wings.
This variety also makes choosing a single patient as a favorite case very difficult, but one of the most memorable cases for me in 2019 was an adult Common Loon.
Keeping it short and sweet!
I don’t really have just one thing that really stood out with me! Since I started here in the fall, everything I’ve had the opportunity to do has been a part of my dreams and is helping me get closer to my ultimate goal in life of working in conservation.
I have so many great memories from 2019, but the one that stands out the most for me was getting to work with our female bobcat kitten #19-2408.
It’s time to look back on 2019! Check our blog between Christmas and New Year’s for a variety of stories and memories of 2019 from the staff and volunteers of the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
Caroline asked me my favorite question: “are you available to help with a snake?”
The outreach team spent just about every minute of three glorious days with Melissa – showing her our enclosures, introducing her to the raptor ambassadors, talking through challenges, and having her observe us in action during training sessions.