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March 23, 2020

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

April 2, 2020

On March 14, Red-tailed Hawk #19-2663 was released by veterinary technician intern Rayshaud Holloway at the bird's original rescue location in Bedford County, Virginia.  During the past few weeks, rehabilitation staff had worked very diligently with this bird on a creance line and noticed a significant improvement in the bird's flight abilities. The hawk successfully passed live prey training, which means that it should be able to hunt and catch its own food in the wild. 

 

April 1, 2020

In mid-March, the rehabilitation staff were able to flush Pink Tag into the main part of yard #1, in hopes of better assessing how the yearling was moving and climbing. Given her smaller, stunted stature, the staff wanted to be sure that the bear was able to move and climb normally before they made any release plans. Pink Tag still prefers to avoid the other bears in the yard, but during late March, several Critter Cam viewers spotted her in a tree!

March 31, 2020

Mallard Duck #20-0142 did well during his first week in the Center's aviary; the duck was able to move around the space wearing his boot, and gradually began eating more on his own. 

March 30, 2020

The four Black Bear cubs are settling in well to their new playground in the Center's Large Mammal Isolation enclosure! The cubs are being bottle-fed multiple times a day and are also receiving "mush bowls" - bowls of soft veggies, fruits, and dog food covered in a thickened bear formula. The three larger cubs are bottle-fed twice a day, and the youngest cub [No Tag] is bottle-fed three times a day. 

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