September 7, 2017

The Wildlife Center is now taking pre-orders for the 2018 Garden of Eagles calendar!

September 25, 2017

The redesign and replacement of the roofs of the Wildlife Center’s eagle flight pens is a critical improvement that will affect the rehabilitation of dozens of future Bald Eagle patients [not to mention scores of other raptors]. Dr. Ernesto, the Center’s hospital director, says, “This is the opportunity to provide better rehabilitation and better, safer housing for our patients.”

September 22, 2017

On the afternoon of September 22, the Wildlife Center staff made the decision to humanely euthanize Phebe the opossum due to chronic health issues associated with her advanced age.

September 21, 2017

Throughout July and early August, Bald Eagle #17-0968 recovered and self-exercised in flight pen A2. The bird’s carpal injuries healed well, and by mid-August, the bird was ready for more active daily exercise with the rehabilitation team. By early September, the eagle was flying about eight to 10 passes during each exercise session, though struggled to gain altitude during flight. On September 9, the eagle was moved to flight pen A3, where the bird could have a little more space during exercise.

September 12, 2017

Snapping Turtle #17-2211 has been doing well post-surgery. On September 11, Drs. Ernesto and Alexa applied an acrylic epoxy to the turtle’s surgical site; the epoxy will protect the shell where it was cut open during surgery, and allow the staff to soak the turtle. Snapping Turtles, like most aquatic turtles, have better appetites and increased hydration when they are allowed to eat in water.