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October 10, 2019

Brown Pelican #19-3008 did not make improvements this week; the pelican remained in the Center’s holding room, receiving intravenous fluids and other medications. Sadly, on the afternoon of October 10, the pelican was found deceased in her enclosure.  

October 7, 2019

On Friday afternoon, the rehabilitation team moved Brown Pelican #19-3008 outside to the A3 flight enclosure, where they set up a large saltwater pool for her. Rehabilitation intern Kylee reports that the Pelican was swimming and appeared to enjoy her new space and pool.

October 4, 2019

As of Friday, October 4, Dr. Claire noted that Brown Pelican #19-3008 appeared a little brighter and more alert, though was still exhibiting some neurologic symptoms. The pelican hasn’t eaten on her own yet, and the staff have had to force-feed fish to the bird. Additional blood work revealed that the pelican was negative for lead toxicity.

October 4, 2019

Great Horned Owlets #19-0341 and #19-0223 both successfully passed five nights of live prey testing – indicating that they are ready to hunt for themselves in the wild! The veterinary staff drew blood for a pre-release analysis; results were within normal limits.

Great Horned Owl #19-0223 will be picked up within the next few days and will be returned to  Nature's Nanny Wildlife Rehabilitation for release in the Virginia Beach area.

The staff are still coordinating the release of owl #19-0341.

October 1, 2019

On September 29, a Brown Pelican was seen standing in someone’s driveway; the pelican was spotted there for a full day, not attempting to fly. A nearby registered transporter was able to rescue the pelican on September 30 and drove the bird to permitted wildlife rehabilitator Diana O’Connor, who transferred the pelican to the Wildlife Center that same day.

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