News

June 12, 2018

Black Bear cubs #18-1315 [Double Yellow] and #18-1316 [Double Orange] are settling in at the Wildlife Center. The rehab team has been offering the bears a juvenile bear meal, which consists of soaked dog chow, fruits, and soft vegetables, as well as a “mush bowl” (a thickened formula made for bears). The cubs are reportedly more interested in their juvenile meal rather than their mush.

June 11, 2018

Bald Eaglet #18-1139 has been doing well in the tower of A3 for the past week. The eagle has been moving around and perching normally; no additional issues have been seen with the bird’s shoulder in this limited space. On June 10, additional radiographs were taken to check on the eagle’s left shoulder injury; the vet team was happy to report that the bird’s initial issues had resolved. The eaglets eyes are also within normal limits.

June 11, 2018

On May 10, an adult female Bald Eagle was found down on the ground in Richmond County. The bird was unable to fly and had blood coming from her mouth; she was captured and taken to a permitted wildlife rehabilitator. The following day, the eagle was transported to the Wildlife Center.

June 7, 2018

On June 6, the Wildlife Center admitted two orphaned cubs from Amherst County – Black Bear cubs #18-1315 and #18-1316.

June 5, 2018

 Each spring and summer, the Wildlife Center of Virginia admits dozens of White-tailed Deer fawns. The most common reasons fawns are admitted to the Center include injuries due to collisions with vehicles, dog attacks, lack of parental care (orphaned), and unintended “fawn-napping”.

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