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November 24, 2020

On Friday, November 20, a private citizen observed an underweight, weak Black Bear cub in Greene County. The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources placed a humane trap in the area, successfully capturing the bear on Saturday, November 21. The cub was transferred to the Wildlife Center of Virginia that same day.

November 21, 2020

After much evaluation and discussion, the veterinary team made the difficult decision to euthanize Bald Eagle NZ, #11-0474. Due to the severity of her injuries, the eagle would never be able to be released back into the wild. The eagle's right leg fracture was open and contaminated; while that leg fracture may have been surgically repairable, NZ's right-wing injury was severe.

November 20, 2020

Dr. Karra was able to do a physical examination, blood work, and radiographs on Bald Eagle NZ this afternoon. Preliminary verbal reports from Dr. Karra are that NZ is in very poor shape – she is in very thin body condition;  in addition to her open, contaminated tibiotarsal (leg) fracture, she also has a severe injury to her right wingtip, with dead, infected, exposed bone. Stay tuned for more updates, along with photos and radiographs.

November 20, 2020

On November 17, Bald Eagle "NZ" -- one of the original "Rock Star" Norfolk Botanical Garden eaglets that the Wildlife Center rehabilitated and released in 2011 -- was found injured with a broken leg in King George County. The eagle was picked up by the sheriff and taken to Alton's Keep in Suffolk, Virginia, where permitted rehabilitator Harley Thomas White examined the bird and bandaged her leg.

November 20, 2020

On November 18, Bald Eagle "NZ" -- one of the original "Rock Star" Norfolk Botanical Garden eaglets that the Wildlife Center rehabilitated and released in 2011 -- was found injured with a broken leg in King George County. The eagle was picked up by the sheriff and taken to Alton's Keep in Suffolk, Virginia, where rehabilitator Harley Thomas White examined the bird and bandaged her leg.

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