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March 20, 2020

Suffice it to say, the last week or so has been … something. A virus that has been slowly trekking its way across the globe touched American soil, and we all reacted as well as we could, based on new scientific findings and changing government mandates. Together the general public has been coming to terms with not only this new reality, but also the understanding that this reality could be sticking around for a while.

March 20, 2020

With spring officially here, the rehabilitation staff have started planning for the release of Bobcat #19-2408. The young cat is exhibiting appropriate wild behaviors; she has been demonstrating that she can successfully hunt for various types of live prey, and she remains shy and evasive around humans. Wildlife rehabilitator Kelsey reached out to biologists with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries; a tentative release is planned for sometime during the week of March 23.

March 19, 2020

The four Black Bear cubs at the Wildlife Center are doing well and growing quickly! The cubs are currently being bottle-fed and are also starting to eat food out of a bowl; they also have supervised play sessions in their sheltered outdoor space. Before the cubs were moved to this area, the rehabilitation staff took a few video clips, which we compiled here: 

 

March 19, 2020

On March 9, an adult female Bald Eagle was found on the ground in Gloucester County. The bird was rescued and taken to the Yorktown Animal Emergency Center. Two days later, on March 11, this bird was transferred to the Wildlife Center.

March 16, 2020

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with regard to COVID-19.

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