Buddy Statues!

Celebrate Buddy with your very own Buddy Statue!

Buddy, the Wildlife Center’s education Bald Eagle, is one of the most beloved eagles in the world. Buddy hatched at Norfolk Botanical Garden in 2008; he contracted avian pox as a young chick. A lesion on his beak caused a permanent deformity; Buddy’s beak is permanently crooked and prevents his release. He is one of the most popular education ambassadors at the Wildlife Center and helps the outreach team teach people all over the world about Bald Eagles and conservation.

This custom-made tribute was created in Buddy’s likeness – complete with his crooked beak! The pieces measure 7” long and 6” tall and are made of top quality polymer clay. Only a limited quantity were produced! Each Buddy statue is $45 [includes shipping].

Please note: These initially were intended to be bobbleheads; the “bobble” is created during the final stages of production. We received word on May 9 from the company creating these items that the bobblehead feature was no longer possible; the items were cracking during production, and the final item was not acceptable. If you pre-ordered a bobblehead and would like a refund, please contact us at areap@wildlifecenter.org

Bobbleheads in progress: 



Finished product -- after arrival at the Wildlife Center!

Order yours today in the  Center's online shop! Quantities are limited. 

This special item is a great way to support Buddy and the Wildlife Center of Virginia!