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.
Wildlife Center of Virginia Blog
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.
The past two summers, I’ve presented a series of snake-themed programs at different libraries in Virginia;