Episode 301: From Rescue to Release

While the goal of wildlife rehabilitation is to restore wild animals to health and release them back into their natural habitats, it takes incredible efforts from many invested people to reach that goal.  From the individual who cared enough to stop and find help for an injured wild animal, to volunteer transporters, wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians who provide medical assistance, and more – it truly “takes a village” to help a wild animal in need. Learn more about the entire wildlife rehabilitation process that takes place at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a hospital for wildlife that treats more than 3,000 wild animals each year.


Untamed Unfiltered



Join us for Untamed Unfiltered to take a deeper look inside each episode with some of the Center's Untamed producers and special guests. In this episode, Amanda and Aaron sit down with front-desk coordinator Connor Gillespie, director of veterinary services Dr. Karra Pierce, and development team leader Kayla Cline to discuss how it "takes a village" to care for wildlife. 

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For Classrooms

Take the learning experience for your classroom or student group one step further with our specialized activity packets. These interactive resources combine summative reading sheets with writing and critical thinking exercises related to the topics and themes covered in each Untamed episode. Each page is designed to be used individually or as a complete workbook,  making this activity packet perfect for educators looking to customize the lessons that can be learned from Untamed

From Rescue to Release Activity Packet

Are you using these materials and resources in your classroom? We are eager to hear from you! Please let us know, so we can share your classroom projects and experiences with other teachers. Contact us at edu@wildlifecenter.org.

Looking for more information? Email us at wildlife@wildlifecenter.org

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