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Bald Eagle #19-1573

On June 13, an adult Bald Eagle was rescued in Accomack County. The bird was found eating in a ditch near a poultry processing plant and was unable to fly away. A local wildlife rehabilitator rescued the eagle; although the bird was unable to fly, it was feisty and mobile, and the rehabilitator had to chase the grounded bird through briars to rescue it. Once the eagle was captured, the rehabilitator transferred the bird to the Wildlife Center for assessment and treatment.

Bald Eagle #19-1013

On May 19, the Wildlife Center of Virginia admitted an immature Bald Eagle from Accomack County. The bird was seen standing on a woodpile for an extended amount of time; rescuers noted that the bird was often hanging his head and appeared to be unable to fly. The bird was captured and taken to a local permitted wildlife rehabilitator before a registered volunteer transporter drove the eagle to the Center.

Barn Owlets 2019

On April 22, five Barn Owl hatchlings [#19-0522, #19-0523, #19-0524, #19-0525, and #19-0526] were admitted to the Wildlife Center. The hatchlings were accidently loaded into a semi-truck full of hay in Casa Grande, Arizona and were found while unloading the truck in Crozet, Virginia. Barn Owls are a native species in Virginia, but because these Barn Owls were from out-of-state, the Wildlife Center needed to obtain permission from DGIF to rehabilitate the birds; the Center was given permission to rehabilitate the five young birds, a process which will take several months.

Bald Eagle #19-1666

On June 15, a mature Bald Eagle was found down on the ground fighting with another eagle at the King George County landfill. The eagle was rescued and taken to the Wild Bunch Wildlife Rehabilitation for treatment. The eagle was banded and was wearing a transmitter, which was reported to Conservation Science Global, Inc.

Bald Eagle #19-1560

On Wednesday, June 12, an adult Bald Eagle reportedly "fell from the sky" at a landfill in Campbell County. A conservation police officer was able to respond to the scene and transported the eagle to the Wildlife Center that same night.

Laughing Gull #19-2182

On July 15, citizens were driving from Virginia Beach to Harrisonburg, Virginia, when they felt something bump into their car around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. They didn’t see anything on the road or around them and continued their journey. In Harrisonburg, they were surprised to discover an injured Laughing Gull in the open bed of the trailer they were pulling – likely the source of the “bump” at the tunnel!

Black Bear #19-1419

On Friday, June 7, the Wildlife Center admitted a young adult male Black Bear from Rappahannock County. The bear had signs of severe mange and was able to be trapped and transported by a biologist with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Bog Turtle #19-0945

On May 13, an adult male Bog Turtle was found by a road in southwest Virginia. The turtle was taken to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke to be stabilized and was transferred to the Wildlife Center the following day.


Species Name (EN):
Species Name (LA):
Pantherophis guttatus

Malcolm came to the Center in February 2010 as an unwanted pet and was most likely hatched in captivity. Malcolm’s life-experience as a pet means that he likely lacks the ability to survive in the wild, find his own food, and locate shelter. As a result, Malcolm has landed a permanent home at the Wildlife Center.

Malcolm was humanely euthanized in July 2019, at the age of 25. 


Species Name (EN):
Red-shouldered Hawk
Species Name (LA):
Buteo lineatus

Keeya was found by a road in Hanover County in September 2013. When she was first admitted, Keeya was extremely thin and dehydrated -- she had been unable to hunt and care for herself for several days. Radiographs revealed two fractures in her right wing – both the radius and ulna were fractured. Both fractures were close to the hawk’s joints, and WCV vets could not pin the broken bones in surgery.