November 19, 2018

On Thursday afternoon, November 15, the Wildlife Center lost power and suffered damage to fences and outbuildings during a severe ice storm. Portions of the Bear Complex were damaged, including a broken water line and several areas of fencing.

In order to make repairs and secure the 11 Black Bear cubs in the complex, the rehabilitation team is planning to shift the cubs to Yard 3 – where adult Black Bear #18-2293 was housed.

November 15, 2018

Great Horned Owl #18-2952 continues to do well following treatment for lead toxicity. The owl has been bright and active with a strong appetite.

On November 13, the rehabilitation team moved the owl to a larger flight pen to begin flight conditioning.

November 13, 2018

On November 10, wildlife rehabilitator Kelsey noted that the external fixator (the wires and bar used to repair the bear’s jaw), were no longer on bear cub #18-2921. She notified Dr. Karra, and they decided to fast the bear so that he could be sedated the next day for evaluation.

November 12, 2018

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will present “Home Sweet Habitat”, a program about how different animals satisfy their needs for food, water, shelter, and space, at the Staunton Public Library [1 Churchville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401] on Thursday, November 29 at 3:45 pm.

The program is free and open to the public.  

November 9, 2018

On October 28, a Wildlife Center volunteer transporter released Great Horned Owl #18-2502 on a property in Bath County.