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 Wednesday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the visitors center of the Caledon Natural Area in King George, Virginia. Participating in the release was Ed Clark, President and co-founder of the Wildlife Center.
Monday, April 27 marks the first birthday of the Norfolk Bald Eagle -- a patient at the Wildlife Center of Virginia since May 22. Nicknamed by his fans from the Norfolk Botanical Garden EagleCam as Poink, or Buddy, or Easter, at the Wildlife Center the eagle is known by his patient number -- #08-887.
July 7, 2008
Acclaimed Veterinary Surgeon R. Avery Bennett to Join Center Team for Surgery
The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a renowned teaching and research hospital for wildlife and conservation medicine located in Waynesboro, has scheduled surgery for Patient #08-887 - a baby Bald Eagle hatched at the Norfolk Botanical Garden that has created a worldwide following through its on-line appearances on "Eagle Cam". The surgery will take place on Saturday, July 12 at the Wildlife Center.
Richmond, VA - The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) received confirmation today from the Southeastern Cooperative for Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) in Athens, Georgia, that the cause of the growth on the Norfolk Botanical Garden eaglet is avian pox.