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March 21, 2019

Celebrate Spring with the Wildlife Center of Virginia's special Caring for Bunnies and Caring for Opossums program!

April 23, 2019

During the past two weeks, Beaver #19-0199 has been doing well and making steady improvements. Dr. Karra has been particularly attentive, not just to monitor and oversee the beaver’s care, but because the beaver has been one of her favorite patients! In mid-April, Dr. Karra declared the beaver ready for release; the wounds on the beaver’s back had healed well, and the beaver was acting appropriately.

April 22, 2019

The 2019 Black Bear cub season started on Friday, April 19 with the arrival of cub #19-0492!

April 17, 2019

American Toad #18-3152 has been doing well – she still continues to have a voracious appetite! Wildlife rehabilitator Kelsey was recently able to get this video of the toad chowing down:

April 16, 2019

Yesterday’s double bear release went well when Double Orange [larger male] and Double Pink [smaller female] were returned to the wild. Katie the DGIF biologist reported to us that both bears were awake (from their anesthetic drug) when she got to the release site – both bears hopped out on their own but were still a little sleepy from the drugs. Katie said, “[Both bears] went about 50 yards away and the big one decided he was still sleepy. So he conks out ... the little one comes back and curls up on him and they both proceed to snooze in the sun! It was hilarious and adorable!”

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