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January 11, 2019

Bald Eagle #18-2685 was successfully released at Tall Pines Harbor Campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. There was a crowd of about 50 people there, and Ed said that the eagle was an incredibly strong flier – the strongest he’s seen in the past few years!

 

January 8, 2019

Bald Eagle #18-2865 has been flying well during the past couple of weeks in flight pen A3; the bird has good stamina and strong flight. Recent blood work was within normal limits, and the eagle’s final eye exam was also within normal limits, indicating that the bird has no lingering or developing eye issues from its initial injury. The veterinary team declared the eagle ready for release.

January 8, 2019

This past weekend, the rehabilitation staff have been keeping a close eye on the four bears in yard #1 of the Black Bear Complex – particularly Pink/Orange Tag. On Saturday, rehabilitator Kelsey reported, “Good news, all. Today, ‘elbow bear’ was our highest climber, up ~50 ft. in a tree.”

January 3, 2019

Black Bear cub #18-2983 [Red/White Tags] was darted and anesthetized on January 3 for a quick physical exam and weight check. The cub did not stay anesthetized for long, but the team was able to get a quick weight on the bear, confirming that the bear weighed 16 kg, which is large enough to move to the Black Bear Complex. The bear, along with roommate bear #18-3024 [Orange/Yellow Tags], was moved to yard #1.

January 3, 2019

Black Bear cub #18-3024 [Orange/Yellow Tags] was darted and anesthetized on January 3 for a follow-up examination and weight. The rehabilitation staff requires that all cubs weigh in at 10 kg or more to be able to move to the yard, and they were unsure if the bear had yet gained enough weight.

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