INTRODUCING THE 2021 “GARDEN OF EAGLES®” CALENDAR!
The Bald Eagles in A3 have been doing well the past couple of weeks and are exercised daily by the rehabilitation team. Before these birds are fully conditioned for release, they will be participating in some research with our state eagle biologist!
The Wildlife Center of Virginia has admitted a record-breaking number of turtles this year -- to date, more than 225 turtles have been admitted to the hospital due to vehicle collisions, dog attacks, lawn equipment accidents, and other injuries. While many of these reptiles were treated and released this summer, a number of them will be overwintering at the Center until the spring of 2021.
On October 4, a small group of Wildlife Center staff released Bald Eagle #20-2508 in Highland County, near the location where the bird was first rescued earlier this year. Development Associate Marley was able to capture several photos of the eagle’s release, reporting that the bird hopped out of the crate and ran into a nearby thicket before disappearing from view.