Growing Up Wild Week

April 5, 2021 - 9:00am to April 9, 2021 - 5:00pm
Live Events Channel

Join us for Growing Up Wild Week! Spring is the busiest time for patient admissions at the Wildlife Center; every year between April - June, the Center will admit about half of its annual caseload. Most of these patients are young injured and orphaned wildlife, including squirrels, opossums, rabbits, bears, owlets, songbirds, ducklings, and more. Caring for these young, growing animals is demanding; the staff work hard to ensure each animal has everything it needs to grow into a healthy, mature adult ready for life in the wild. Join us this week as we talk more about the young animals at the Center, and what you can do to help keep young animals in the wild with their parents. 

Monday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern
Special Hospital Cam Event

Join outreach staff Aaron and Alex for a special behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care on a daily basis for the dozens of young animals at the Center. Through streaming video of the Center’s Intensive Care Unit, paired with live audio commentary from Center staff, we’ll see veterinary and rehabilitation treatments as they happen in real-time. 

Tuesday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Who You Gonna Call? Front Deskers!  

If spring at the Wildlife Center of Virginia had a soundtrack, it would be a ringing telephone. The dedicated staff at the front desk responds to thousands of calls and emails each spring from individuals with all kinds of questions about wildlife.  Join Maggie and Connor for a chat about common questions, important information, and lessons learned working at the Front Desk during the busy spring season.  Bring your questions for an interactive discussion! 

Thursday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Veterinary Assessment and Care of Young Wildlife

Join director of veterinary services Dr. Karra and licensed veterinary technician Grace as they chat with outreach educator Lauren about assessment and treatment of baby wildlife patients from a veterinary perspective. Discussion will include common injuries and challenges that our young wild patients face and how we can help them recover.

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