December 11, 2019

It’s now a Wildlife Center tradition for staff and volunteers to recount their most memorable moments of the year in a blog post. Throughout the second half of December, a variety of stories and memories of 2019 will be posted on the Center's blog; here's a complete list just so you don't miss any posts!

December 10, 2019

American Toad #19-3281 was admitted to the Center on December 7 after a private citizen found the amphibian in a plant she moved inside.  It is likely that this toad was hibernating in the plant, and came out of hibernation after being warmed by inside temperatures. 

December 10, 2019

Barn Owl #19-3223 has been doing well and eating consistently in a small outdoor enclosure. The bird has been gaining weight and its body condition is improving; once the Barn Owl gains a little more weight, the staff will consider moving the bird to a flight pen.

December 10, 2019

Bald Eagle #19-3193 did well in the Center’s outdoor C-pen in the weeks following its admission; the bird was perching normally, was bright and alert, and was eating well on its own. On December 5, the rehabilitation team moved the eagle to the A1 flight pen, so that they could see the bird maneuver in a larger space. Two days later, the eagle started on a daily exercise program. So far, the eagle appears to fly the length of the flight pen about eight to 10 times without significant issues.

December 3, 2019

On November 7, an adult Bald Eagle was rescued after it was found down in the ground in Pittsylvania County. The eagle as taken to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke, where it was stabilized before it was sent to the Wildlife Center of Virginia the following day.