Red-tailed Hawk #20-1294 was found down on the ground in Staunton, Virginia, at the end of May 2020. The bird was unable to fly, and a rescuer was able to safely contain the bird and transport it to the Wildlife Center.
On August 6, Wildlife Center president Ed Clark released Bald Eaglets #20-1128 and #20-1129 in Stafford County, at the location where they were first rescued earlier this year. The eaglets' rescuers were able to attend the release, along with several reporters.
Black Bear yearling #20-2698 has been doing well during the past few days; the veterinary team reports that the bear is eating well, and is able to move around the bear pen where he is housed. The team will continue to closely evaluate the bear and his movements to determine if there is any lingering head trauma present.
Bald Eaglets #20-1128 and #20-1129 will be released back to the wild on Thursday, August 6! The two young birds will be returned to their nesting area in Stafford County. The release will not be open to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though hopefully the Center will be able to share photos and/or video.
Bald Eagle #20-0994 was successfully released by Dr. Karra on July 31. The bird was returned to Pittsylvania County, where the eagle was first rescued in May 2020.
Despite shaky cell-phone reception, Dr. Karra was able to live-stream the event in two parts: