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May 22, 2019

This week, the Wildlife Center is celebrating World Turtle Day – which takes place on Thursday, May 23. 

May 23, 2019

On April 22, five Barn Owl hatchlings [#19-0522, #19-0523, #19-0524, #19-0525, and #19-0526] were admitted to the Wildlife Center. The hatchlings were accidently loaded into a semi-truck full of hay in Casa Grande, Arizona and were found while unloading the truck in Crozet, Virginia. Barn Owls are a native species in Virginia, but because these Barn Owls were from out-of-state, the Wildlife Center needed to obtain permission from DGIF to rehabilitate the birds; the Center was given permission to rehabilitate the five young birds, a process which will take several months.

May 23, 2019

After spending more than four months at the Center this winter, Gray Treefrog #19-0004 was released on May 17 by its initial rescuer.

May 22, 2019

On May 21, Black Bear yearling #19-0328 was darted and anesthetized for a follow-up skin scraping and physical exam. Dr. Peach was pleased to find no mites on the bear, and no thickened or crusting skin. The yearling’s hair is growing back and is improving greatly.

May 22, 2019

On May 13, an adult male Bog Turtle was found by a road in southwest Virginia. The turtle was taken to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke to be stabilized and was transferred to the Wildlife Center the following day.

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