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December 3, 2019

On November 7, an adult Bald Eagle was rescued after it was found down in the ground in Pittsylvania County. The eagle as taken to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke, where it was stabilized before it was sent to the Wildlife Center of Virginia the following day.

December 3, 2019

Sadly, on November 27, Bald Eagle #19-3231 was found deceased in its enclosure. The veterinary team found evidence of regurgitated food in the eagle’s mouth; it’s likely that the eagle succumbed to generalized weakness and was unable to recover after a prolonged period of being down in the wild.

November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Like many other Americans, the Wildlife Center staff are preparing Thanksgiving dinner today – for a guest list of 114! Rehabilitator Shannon and extern students Jackie and Madeline will be busily catering to the dozens of birds, mammals, and reptiles that are at the Center right now, which includes both recovering patients and our permanent education ambassadors. 

November 27, 2019

On November 17, a rescuer found a young Barn Own by the side of the road in Rockingham County. Suspecting that the owl was hit by a vehicle, the rescuer was able to contain the owl and transported it to the Wildlife Center for treatment.

November 27, 2019

On November 18, a juvenile Bald Eagle was found down on the ground in Accomack County, Virginia. The eagle was stuck in thick, gloppy mud and appeared unable to extract itself. The bird was able to be contained, and was taken to a permitted rehabilitator on the Eastern Shore, where it was cleaned and stabilized for the night. The next day, a dedicated volunteer transporter drove the eagle to the Wildlife Center.

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