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May 16, 2019

On May 14, a Peregrine Falcon chick fledged from its nest on the Benjamin Harrison Bridge in Prince George County and hit the road beneath the nest. Two cars drove over the young falcon without contact; the falcon was in the road for about 45 minutes before a registered transporter was able to successfully rescue the bird.

May 15, 2019

On the afternoon of May 14, the two Black Bear cubs were moved to the Large Mammal Isolation enclosure – and are now on cam! Check out Critter Cam 2 to watch Cub Cam.

May 14, 2019

On May 11, Dr. Karra and veterinary technician intern Jess took Black Bear #18-2926 to the Augusta Valley Animal Hospital for a tooth extraction. Dr. Patrick, along with several of his co-workers, volunteered their time and clinic resources to perform the surgery. Dr. Patrick found that the tooth had split in half, allowing food and other material to become impacted in the broken tooth; the extraction went well and the bear recovered smoothly.

May 14, 2019

On May 11, the veterinary team noticed wounds on the toad’s hind left toes; there was exposed bone and necrotic tissue on several digits. It’s possible that this late-presenting injury caused the toad’s reluctance to use his left hind leg.

May 14, 2019

As of April 30, patient #19-0430 was eating well but still appeared unable to fly. Osprey can be difficult to manage in captivity and require flight pens with large open spaces. Although the Center has large flight pens, their configuration does not necessarily work well for conditioning Osprey patients. 

On May 1, Osprey #19-0430 was transferred to another rehabilitation facility with flight enclosures that meet the Osprey's needs; the facility with continue treatment and condition the bird for release.

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