News

February 21, 2020

On the morning of February 21, Center staff received word that biologists with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries found appropriate potential foster mothers for the five Black Bear cubs currently in care. A biologist picked up all five cubs; Center staff are waiting for more details and (hopefully) successful outcomes.

February 21, 2020

Red-tailed Hawk #19-2663 has been thriving outdoors in a large flight pen. The rehabilitators have been exercising the bird daily, and it has been doing well, although it is still flying too low to the ground, likely due to the missing flight feathers. Although the bird’s flight height is unsatisfactory, its stamina is adequate as well as its ability to maneuver around obstacles. The veterinary team will continue to monitor its exercises closely.

February 21, 2020

Bald Eagle #20-0055 has been spending all of its time outdoors during the past week. The staff had hoped that the more natural setting of an outdoor enclosure would help improve the patient's healing process and allow the bird to be more comfortable.  The eagle still has a noted head tilt, but is receiving physical therapy to remedy this. Blood samples continue to be taken at regular intervals to monitor lead levels. 

February 21, 2020

The Wildlife Center seeking volunteers this spring to help care for the hundreds of spring babies that will soon be admitted to the Center. 

During 2019, the Center helped a record-setting 3,345 patients, including 490 Virginia Opossums, 460 Eastern Cottontails, and 220 East Gray Squirrels.  Many of these mammals were orphaned or separated young animals, admitted in the spring, that were healthy but needed to be fed and cared for until they were old enough to be released back into the wild. 

February 19, 2020

The Wildlife Center is sad to announce the loss of Posie the Virginia Opossum on February 18, 2020. Rescued as a young opossum during the spring of 2017, she was about three years in age at the time of her death -- nearly twice the average lifespan for her species in the wild. Posie was the eldest member of the Center’s opossum ambassador team.

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