March 6, 2018

The Wildlife Center is sad to announce the loss of Delphine the Virginia Opossum on March 5, 2018. Admitted as a fully-grown adult in the spring of 2016, we know that she was at least three years in age at the time of her death, nearly twice the average lifespan for her species in the wild. Delphine was the eldest member of the Center’s opossum ambassador team.

March 6, 2018

Bald Eagle #18-0086 has been doing very well during daily exercise; the rehabilitation staff bumped up his daily requirement to 5-10 passes from end-to-end in the A1 flight enclosure. They will continue to increase the requirements for exercise each week until the eagle is making 15 passes end-to-end for several days in a row.

March 6, 2018

On March 1, Brie and Dr. Peach imped Bald Eagle #17-2705. Unfortunately, the eagle’s flight has not improved following the procedure. The bird does not gain height when flying and has exhibited a right wing droop during and after exercise. The rehabilitation staff will continue to exercise the bird, but if the wing droop persists, the veterinary staff will take radiographs on March 12 to look for potential causes for the bird’s poor flight.

March 4, 2018

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: 

March 2, 2018

The release of Bobcat #17-2688 went well; rehabilitator Brie opened the door to the bobcat’s crate, and the bobcat quickly ran off down a dirt trail into the woods.