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.

November 2, 2010
The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a popular fall field trip destination for many elementary school children.  Over the last few weeks, the Wildlife Center education team greeted almost 400 enthusiastic children as they stepped off of the buses--and more than 100 students are due to arrive the week of November 1!    These energetic visitors are mostly second- and third-graders, and they've come from eight different elementary schools to take part in our Hospital and Habitat programs. 
October 21, 2010
On October 1, Buddy -- the Bald Eagle hatched at the Norfolk Botanical Garden and now a permanent resident of the Wildlife Center -- was brought into the Center's clinic for a dremmeling procedure -- one of his regular "beak-trims".  When he was anesthetized for the procedure, Center veterinarians worked to get a Buddy "footprint" -- using a non-toxic and washable paint.
October 15, 2010
Photos from the October 13 examination of  Peregrine Falcon #10-2118.                       
October 12, 2010

Bald Eagle Cases from 2010 

October 12, 2010

 Will It Be Cherry Tail … Phoenix … Poppy … Ruby … or Twizzler?      

The polls are now open in the Wildlife Center of Virginia’s campaign to name a Red-tailed Hawk – a non-releasable hawk that will soon be visiting schools as one of the Center’s environmental ambassadors. The Center is taking on-line votes in this “Name-the-Hawk” contest through Monday, February 21, and everyone is encouraged to participate.

October 8, 2010


"Squirrel Squall"    
October 7, 2010
Over the past few months, the Wildlife Center has been working to update and improve many of our outdoor enclosures.  Some of these are used to house patients; others are used by the Center's education animals.