March 30, 2020

As we all navigate the COVID-19 crisis together, the Wildlife Center is offering live virtual tours and new online programs about wildlife and the Center’s work.

March 26, 2020

Bald Eagle #20-0055 continues to slowly recover from its severe lead intoxication. The eagle is maneuvering fairly well in its flight enclosure, and the rehabilitation staff recently discovered that the eagle has a strong preference for eating chicks. An additional lead test on March 22 revealed a lead level of 0.06 ppm; the veterinary staff would like to continue to treat the bird until levels are "low", though the eagle will need a break from treatment to avoid overwhelming its kidneys.

March 26, 2020

Dr. Karra checked on Black Bear yearling #20-0249 on the morning of March 26; sadly, she found that the yearling was having full-body seizures. Given the lack of improvement in the bear's condition and the progressive neurological signs, Dr. Karra made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the bear. 

March 26, 2020

Bobcat #19-2408 was successfully released on Wednesday, March 25! A biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries picked up the bobcat and took her to a remote location within an hour of the Wildlife Center. She ran off successfully. No photos or videos were taken of the release. 

March 25, 2020

The Black Bear cubs are doing well and gaining weight: 

#20-0106 (female) No Tag: 2.46 kg 
#20-0107 (male) Yellow Tag: 5.05 kg
#20-0108 (female) White Tag: 3.85 kg 
#20-0109 (male) Orange Tag: 4.30 kg