The Wildlife Center lost a valued member of its educational animal ambassador team in late September when Lily the Virginia Opossum passed away. Lily was brought to the Wildlife Center of Virginia during the summer of 2007, after being rescued from a dog attack (about 13 percent of the animals brought to the Wildlife Center are victims of domestic-animal attacks) and living for three months in the home of her rescuer.
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.
The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation’s leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, released a Bald Eagle on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at Westover Plantation, on the James River in Charles City County. Releasing the eagle was Ed Clark, President and Co-Founder of the Wildlife Center.