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March 21, 2019

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

March 25, 2019

Black Bear yearling #19-0166 has been doing well during the past week; she’s very wary of humans and often chuffs and smacks her lips when the rehabilitators check on her daily. She’s eating a variety of fruits, proteins, and vegetables, and the staff all feel good about releasing her with other yearlings next week. This bear will depart either on Monday, April 1 or Friday, April 5.

March 21, 2019

On March 15, the Center admitted a female Black Bear yearling from Albemarle County. The bear had been spotted in a tree in a homeowner’s yard for several days; the homeowners thought the bear was lethargic, so they set a hunting dog box out one evening and were able to catch the bear. The Center and DGIF discussed the situation and decided that the bear should be examined by Center veterinarians.

March 18, 2019

On March 15, the Wildlife Center said goodbye to Willow the Virginia Opossum. At nearly three years old, Willow was a geriatric opossum; a natural deterioration in her health led the staff to feel that humanely euthanizing Willow was the kindest choice.

March 18, 2019

The Wildlife Center is sad to announce the loss of Bo the Virginia Opossum on March 15, 2019. Admitted as a juvenile in the late summer of 2016, Bo was at around three years in age at the time of his death, nearly twice the average lifespan for his species in the wild. Bo was one of the eldest members of the Center’s opossum ambassador team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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