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February 27, 2019

On the evening of February 1, a driver observed a Barred Owl hit the windshield of the car in front of her; the driver was able to capture and contain the owl and brought it to the Wildlife Center the next morning, where it was admitted as patient #19-0076.

February 27, 2019

On January 4, an adult Barred Owl was hit by a truck in Tazewell County, Virginia. The bird was taken to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke where it was stabilized before it was transferred to the Wildlife Center on January 10 and admitted as patient #19-0022.

February 26, 2019

Black Bear yearling #19-0057 [Double Green Tags] has been doing well during the past two weeks. She’s been eating well, and on February 25, the rehabilitation team decided to set a trap for the bear to move her to the Black Bear Complex. Wildlife rehabilitator Brie was able to confirm that the bear gained enough weight to move – Double Green weighed in at 13.7 kg.

The yearling was placed in the transition yard of yard #1 in the Black Bear Complex; the bear will stay in this area for a couple of days while she gets to meet her new “roommates” through the fence.

February 25, 2019

Ever since Oscar the Eastern Hog-nosed Snake joined our ambassador staff in 2015, we've hosted Oscar's Oscar Awards each year. Oscar was named for the impressive acting abilities of the hog-nosed snake species and the dramatic “death scenes” that they often employ to evade predators -- truly Oscar-worthy! This year, Oscar is delighted to announce the following winners: 

February 24, 2019

Bald Eagle #19-0031 responded well to daily physical therapy sessions during the past two weeks and has been showing an increased range of motion in her left wing after nearly every session.

By February 21, radiographs and a physical examination showed that the eagle’s fractured wing was stable enough for the veterinary team to remove the hardware supporting the fracture.

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