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As one of the world’s leading teaching hospitals for wildlife medicine, the Wildlife Center of Virginia has a core mission to teach the world to care about and care for wildlife and the environment. This news page collects stories of the Center’s expertise in action.


March 17, 2010
  March 16, 2010 training session for #08-0887 with Center Wildlife Rehabilitator Suzy Doell
January 12, 2010

Additional Information Provided by Dr. Dave McRuer, Director of Veterinary Medicine

Eagle #09-2530

October 2, 2009
      The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation’s leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, released a Bald Eagle on Friday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. at Westover Plantation, on the James River in Charles City County. 
September 24, 2009

Equipment definitions and training terminology used at the Wildlife Center of Virginia: 

Alymeries (or anklets) – leather anklets around a bird’s leg.

Jesses– leather straps that go through the alymeries with a slit at the bottom. Mostly used for safety and control.

Swivel – made of metal with two rings on each end. Jesses are pulled through one end; a leash is pulled through the other.

September 16, 2009
In the wild, young eagles are generally hatched from mid-March to very early April.  They remain in the nest for about three months.  Then, when they are old enough to leave the nest, they remain with their parents for another three months, being fed as necessary and learning what they need to know about catching fish and finding their own food.
September 16, 2009
      The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation’s leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, released a Bald Eagle on Friday, September 18 at 1:00 p.m. at Westover Plantation, on the James River in Charles City County.        Participating in the release was Ed Clark, President and Co-Founder of the Wildlife Center.  Assisting Clark was Madis Leivits, a veterinary student from Estonia who has just started a one-year internship at the Center.     
September 2, 2009
     The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation’s leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, released a Bald Eagle on Monday, September 7 at 11:00 a.m. at Westover Plantation, on the James River in Charles City County.   This was the ninth Bald Eagle released by the Center during 2009.      Participating in the release was Ed Clark, President and Co-Founder of the Wildlife Center.  Assisting Clark was Dr. Ariane Santamaria-Bouvier. 

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