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Turkey Vulture #21-3227

On September 12, a private citizen found a young Turkey Vulture stuck in a large mud pit near a construction site in Charlottesville. The citizen contacted some friends and family, who quickly gathered resources to rescue the vulture and met her at the site. Working together, they placed boards down to form a safe path over the mud. After an hour of difficult progress, they were finally able to reach the vulture and free it from the mud. They bathed it to remove the mud and brought it to the Wildlife Center later that day.

Tracking KG09

On November 4, 2015, an immature [2.5 year old] male Bald Eagle was released at Caledon State Park, Virginia. The eagle was rescued from King George County in August 2015; the bird suffered from lead poisoning. Read more about the eagle’s history and rehabilitation here. Prior to release, the eagle was fitted with a GPS transmitter.

Bald Eagle #21-1979

On June 16, a fisherman found an immature Bald Eagle down in a stream in Spotsylvania County. The bird was flapping and apparently unable to fly; the fisherman called the Spotsylvania police department, and an officer responded to the scene and was able to capture the bird. The eagle was taken to a local veterinary clinic before it was transferred to a permitted at-home wildlife rehabilitator; the eagle was transported to the Wildlife Center on June 17.

Bald Eaglet #21-1320 [75-D]

On May 21, a fledgling Bald Eagle was admitted to the Wildlife Center from Virginia Beach. The bird reportedly fell 90 feet from its nest and was taken to permitted wildlife rehabilitator Lisa Barlow before it was transferred to the Wildlife Center. The bird was banded on one leg as 75-D. 

Bald Eagle #21-0677

On April 25, a mature Bald Eagle was found lying on the ground, unable to fly, near Sandy Bottom Nature Park in Hampton, Virginia. A park ranger was able to capture the bird and took it to a local permitted wildlife rehabilitator. The eagle was transported to the Center the following day. 

Bald Eaglet #21-1013

In early May, two young Bald Eaglets were admitted from Northumberland County after their nest fell from a tree. The birds were found two days apart, though fortunately, rescuers were able to quickly capture the birds as soon as they were found; the birds were each initially taken to Nature's Nanny Wildlife Rehabilitation before being transferred to the Wildlife Center.  Bald Eaglet #21-0954 was admitted on May 5; its sibling was admitted as patient #21-1013 on May 7.

Bald Eagle #21-0214

On the night of March 6, an Augusta County animal control officer found a young Bald Eagle injured on a road in Middle River, VA. He was able to capture the eagle and called the Wildlife Center’s after-hours phone line for assistance. Dr. Sarah, one of the Center’s veterinary interns, met the animal control officer at the Wildlife Center later that night to admit the eagle.

Hampton Bald Eagle #11-1235 [05]

PATIENTBald Eagle, #11-1235
LOCATION OF RESCUE:  Hampton, Virginia
CONDITION:  Emaciated
ADMISSION DATE:  June 9, 2011

Tracking W20

On August 26, 2015, a mature female Bald Eagle was released at Widewater State Park in Stafford, Virginia. The eagle was rescued in the same area in May 2015; the bird spent more than three months recovering at the Wildlife Center. Read more about the eagle’s history and rehabilitation here. Prior to release, the eagle was fitted with a GPS transmitter.

Black Bear cubs of 2020

In early 2020, the Wildlife Center began admitting this year's bear cubs from several locations throughout Virginia. This year, the Center admitted an unusually high number of infant cubs; between late January and mid-February, seven Black Bear cubs were admitted. These infants ranged from two- to four-weeks-old at admission.

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