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Black Bear yearling #17-1767

On July 12, a female Black Bear yearling was found on the side of the road in Madison County, Virginia. An officer with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries responded to the scene and was able to capture the bear and transport her to the Wildlife Center.

Bald Eagle #16-1664

On July 22, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries conducted a surprise inspection of a wildlife rehabilitation facility in eastern Virginia, which resulted in the seizure of several birds of prey. Among them was Bald Eagle #16-1664 which was transferred to the Wildlife Center for evaluation and care. No medical records were sent with the birds, but social media reports state that this young eagle hatched earlier this year in Virginia Beach, and is the offspring of "ND", a Bald Eagle that hatched at Norfolk Botanical Garden in 2010.

Great Horned Owlet #17-1135

On May 27, the Wildlife Center admitted another baby Great Horned Owl. This young owl was found down on the ground on Chincoteague Island; the bird was taken to a permitted wildlife rehabilitator for treatment before it was transferred to the Wildlife Center.

Black Bear cub #17-1180

On May 28, a citizen in Lexington, Virginia, saw a young black bear cub by the side of the road. The bear was alone, and appeared to have an injured front paw.

Great Horned Owlet #17-0885

On May 11, a Great Horned Owlet was transported to the Wildlife Center from a rehabillitator in Northampton County.

Bald Eagle #17-0968

On May 16, a female young adult Bald Eagle was admitted to the Wildlife Center. The eagle was found on the ground by an animal control officer in a landfill in Stafford, VA. This bird was unable to fly and would fall over when approached.

Fowler's Toad 17-2192

On August 18, a private citizen in Augusta County accidentally stepped on an adult Fowler’s Toad. After several days of observation, it became clear that the toad was injured, and it was transported to the Wildlife Center on August 23. Similar in appearance to the common American Toad, Fowler’s Toads are distinguished by a smaller body size and slightly smaller parotoid glands (the large, toxin excreting glands directly behind the eyes). 

Bald Eagle #17-2464

On September 26, a mature female Bald Eagle was found down on the ground at Quantico, a military base in Stafford County, Virginia. The eagle was unable to fly.

Bald Eaglet #15-0733

On May 14, a hatch-year Bald Eaglet was rescued by an animal control officer in King George County. 

Bald Eagle #17-2257 [HK]

On September 1, an adult male Bald Eagle was hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach. The eagle was banded as “HK” – a well-known bird in the eagle community. This eagle hatched in 2009 and is a full sibling to Buddy, the Center’s education Bald Eagle, who hatched in 2008. HK has been nesting at the Honey Bee Golf Course in Virginia Beach and is often spotted and photographed in the birding community.

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