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May 25, 2022

On May 11, two Bald Eaglets were admitted to the Wildlife Center from Lake Anna, Virginia. Both birds were found on the ground; while an adult eagle was seen flying in the area, both young birds appeared to be lethargic and possibly injured. A Louisa County animal control officer was able to contain both birds and transported them to the Center.

On admission, veterinary director Dr. Karra examined the birds. No injuries were found on the physical exams or radiographs. Both eaglets received fluids and were set up in the Center’s holding room for care and observation.

May 25, 2022

Bald Eagle #22-0261 was released on Wednesday, May 25 at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia. The release site, situated along the northern shoreline of the James River, was approximately 12 miles from the eagle's original rescue location.

May 18, 2022

Outreach Public Affairs Manager Alex Wehrung was recently interviewed by Washington Post reporter Dana Hedgpeth on lead toxicosis in Bald Eagles, and how analyzing patient admissions at the Wildlife Center of Virginia can give insight into broader environmental and conservation issues. 

May 17, 2022

We followed Amber Buck, the Wildlife Center's Office Manager, during a busy spring day in April.

May 17, 2022

In April 2022, the Wildlife Center began admitting this year's bear cubs from several locations throughout Virginia. The young bears will be cared for by the Wildlife Center until spring 2023, at the time when they would begin naturally dispersing from their mothers. 

May 17, 2022

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 15, a small Black Bear cub was rescued from a tree in Salem, Virginia. The bear had been seen in the same tree for 36 hours with no sign of a sow. The cub was first taken to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke for overnight care, then transported to the Wildlife Center of Virginia the following morning. 

May 16, 2022

On May 4, Virginia Public Radio listeners learned about Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Virginia, and what steps the Wildlife Center of Virginia is taking to protect both wild patients and non-releasable education ambassadors. During an interview with Radio IQ Charlottesville Bureau Chief Sandy Hausman, Director of Veterinary Services Dr. Karra shared tips for members of the public on what to do if they suspect wild birds in their area have been affected by the virus: 

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