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Black Bear cub #16-0568

On May 5, a citizen found a bear cub on the side of the road in Pittsylvania County. The cub was alone and had a wound on its back. The bear was taken to a local permitted wildlife rehabilitator, who cleaned maggots from the wound and treated the bear with an anti-parasitic medication and medicinal honey. The following day, a Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officer transported the cub to the Wildlife Center.

Black Bear cub #16-0487

On April 30, a female Black Bear cub was admitted to the Center after she was found in Greene County, Virginia. A citizen found the cub in his pasture, and at first thought the small bear as a cat; when he realized it was a cub, he placed her in a cat carrier and called the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The DGIF officer who picked up the cub believes the bear was likely displaced by the nearby Rocky Mount fire in Shenandoah National Park.

Bald Eagle #17-1019

On May 18, a young adult Bald Eagle was found on the ground unable to fly in Louisa County. The eagle was transported to the Wildlife Center the following day by permitted wildlife rehabilitators.

Peregrine Falcon #17-1231

On the evening of May 31, one of the Richmond Peregrine Falcon chicks -- from atop the Riverfront Plaza Building in downtown Richmond -- was admitted to the Wildlife Center. According to the Richmond Falcon Cam website, the smallest of the three chicks, which hatched on May 18, did not seem to be doing as well as the others.

Tracking BP28

On September 28, 2016, a juvenile female Bald Eagle was released at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia. The juvenile eagle was found unable to fly in Midlothian, Virginia in June 2016. Read more about the eagle’s history and rehabilitation here. Prior to release, the eagle was fitted with a GPS transmitter.

Tracking BP91

On December 22, 2015, a female Bald Eagle was released at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia. The hatch-year eagle was rescued from a landfill in Pulaski County in September 2015. Read more about the eagle’s history and rehabilitation here. Prior to release, the eagle was fitted with a GPS transmitter.

Tracking NC99

On December 23, 2014, an immature male Bald Eagle was released at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, Virginia. The eagle was admitted to the Wildlife Center in August 2014 after it was likely hit by a vehicle and suffered trauma to both eyes. Read more about the eagle’s history here.

17-0001A

Big Bear, aka “Randy Huwa”
Species Name (EN):
Homo Sapien Indispensibilus
Species Name (LA):
Ursus magnum

On Sunday afternoon, January 1, a private citizen in Madison County heard a loud noise and went to investigate. She found our beloved Big Bear in a prone position, unable to stand or escape. The patient was apparently muttering unintelligible expletives. The rescuer (Mrs. Big Bear) threw a blanket over Big Bear in order to safely capture him and prevent hypothermia, then called paramedics.

Tracking BP39

On December 22, 2015, a young female Bald Eagle was released at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia. The young eagle was rescued from Keswick, Virginia in September 2015; the bird suffered from a deep laceration on the backside of the bird’s right hock. Read more about the eagle’s history and rehabilitation here. Prior to release, the eagle was fitted with a GPS transmitter.

Osprey #17-0622

On April 22, an adult Osprey was found on the ground in Franklin County and was brought to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center (SVWC) for an initial assessment. On April 26, the bird was transferred to the Wildlife Center for further care and was admitted as patient #17-0622.

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