Becoming a part of this community, getting to know the people who make possible all the amazing things that happen here, and having an impact on conservation, I’m in my natural environment!
Wildlife Center of Virginia Blog
If there’s one thing I’ve discovered about WCV and its staff throughout this whirlwind of learning, it is that everyone is passionate about what they do and are always ready to lend a helping hand.
My favorite memory from 2018 was definitely the day I transported a tiny, but very active and seemingly healthy, Wood Duck duckling to the Wildlife Center.
I won’t lie, being a bear mom is a lot of fun and sometimes the cute is too much to handle.
Before starting an externship at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, my background was in zookeeping. I didn't know what to expect out of rehabilitation work. As it turns out, zookeeping and rehabbing are more different than I used to think possible. But they're also similar in ways I hadn't even thought to consider.
I awoke early one morning to a fluttering noise in my bedroom. Groggily, I reached for my glasses and turned on my lamp. I caught a glimpse of something peeking between my blinds. As I took a closer look, I realized it was a bat!
“It’s adorable! Don’t you just wish you could keep it?”
On the first day of my externship, I wrote down a few goals that I wanted to achieve by the end of my time here at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. As I look back upon these intentions, I feel satisfied and accomplished.
You may have heard this fact before; however, those of you who haven’t may be shocked to find out which animal causes the most human deaths in the world. Hint: it’s not a snake or a shark or a mountain lion or an alligator.