Archive Patients

Eastern Box Turtle, #10-2098

Species Name (EN):
Eastern Box Turtle
Species Name (LA):
Terrapene carolina carolina

On October 8, this Eastern Box Turtle was admitted to the Wildlife Center after a Center volunteer found him in the middle of the road. Based on the number of shell fractures present, Wildlife Center staff are assuming that the turtle was hit by a car. With fractures extending over  the entire left side of the turtle's body, it seemed impossible that such a small animal could withstand that much trauma. Fortunately, it was just his shell that suffered the trauma; the injuries did not extend into his body cavity.

Bobcat, #10-2123

Bobcat Patient
Species Name (EN):
Species Name (LA):
Lynx rufus

On Friday, October 15, the Wildlife Center admitted a rather feisty young patient -- a juvenile Bobcat. The bobcat was found in early September by the side of the road in Prince George County.  Her rescuers picked her up and took her to Joyce Bulls, a permitted rehabilitator in Sussex County.  Joyce became concerned about the bobcat's ability to hear, so she arranged to transfer the cat to the Wildlife Center.

Tundra Swan, #10-2299

Tundra Swan Release
Species Name (EN):
Tundra Swan
Species Name (LA):
Cygnus columbianus

A juvenile Tundra Swan was admitted to the Wildlife Center at the end of December 2010. The bird was noticed hanging around the same area in Augusta County for a few days, seeming somewhat friendly.

After consulting with our staff bird experts and several bird guides, the bird was identified as a juvenile Tundra Swan. This is a rarity for the Wildlife Center, as Tundra Swans only winter in Virginia, and typically are found along the coast. Tundra Swans migrate from their Artic breeding grounds each year. The swans arrive in Virginia around the end of November and stay until mid-March.

Black Bear, #12-0634

Bedford County Black Bear Cub
Species Name (EN):
Black Bear
Species Name (LA):
Ursus americanus

In early May, a homeowner saw a young Black Bear cub in a tree on his property in Bedford, Virginia. Two days later, the homeowner saw the bear again – but no sign of its mother. A DGIF biologist responded to the scene and brought the cub to the Wildlife Center of Virginia on May 3.

Gloucester Bald Eagle

PATIENT:  Bald Eagle, #10-2278 LOCATION OF RESCUE:  Gloucester, VA CAUSE OF ADMISSION:   Lead poisoning ADMISSION DATE:  December 21, 2010 OUTCOME:  Died December 23, 2010

Peregrine Falcon Training

June 20, 2011

At the very end of May, the peregrine was moved back into a smaller outdoor enclosure -- the bird just wasn't making it up to the perches in the flight pen and wasn't utilizing all of the space around her.  With the many other raptor patients that could use the flight pen space, she was moved to a smaller enclosure for the time being.

Louisa County Bald Eagle

PATIENT:  Bald Eagle, #10-2255 LOCATION OF RESCUE:  Lousia County, Virginia CAUSE OF ADMISSION:   Lead toxicity ADMISSION DATE:  December 11, 2010 OUTCOME:  Died December 12

Gloucester Bald Eagle 24 November 2010

PATIENT:   Bald Eagle, #10-2230 LOCATION OF RESCUE:   Gloucester County CASE HISTORY:   Died during transport On November 24 an adult Bald Eagle was found on the ground near Harcum Road in Gloucester County.  The bird was rescued and transported to the Wildlife Center of Virginia by Chris Clendenin.  The eagle arrived at about 7 p.m. but had died during transport.

King George Bald Eagle: Pox Case?

PATIENT:  Bald Eagle, #10-2220 LOCATION OF RESCUE:  King George County, Virginia CAUSE OF ADMISSION:   Avian pox? ADMISSION DATE:  November 21, 2010 PROGNOSIS:  Died December 4 

Accomack County Bald Eagle

PATIENT:  Bald Eagle, #10-2204 LOCATION OF RESCUE:   Accomack County CASE HISTORY:   Euthanized; brought to Wildlife Center for necropsy


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