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January 7, 2011
Date of Admission Patient Number Patient Species Location Found Reason for Admission Injury
December 29, 2010

Earlier this fall, the Wildlife Center rehabilitation staff thought they'd have a fairly empty reptile room this winter -- as of October 1, only three Eastern Box Turtles were recovering and "over-wintering" at the Center. Unfortunately, things did not quiet down for the winter ... with 12 turtles housed in the room now.

Given that turtles are typically hibernating at this time of year ... what happened?

December 23, 2010
Winter can be a tough time for wildlife in much of the United States.  Temperatures are colder … snow can cover up food sources … for some animals that eat insects and certain plants, regular food sources nearly vanish.  So … how do wild animals survive these winter months? Humans adapt to winter weather by hunkering down … travelling to Florida … or putting on extra layers of clothes. Wild animals actually use the three same techniques!
December 22, 2010
On December 17, Wildlife Center President and Co-Founder Ed Clark testified as an "expert witness" in a federal court in a sentencing hearing in a case involving killing more than 100 Bald and Golden Eagles.  Here is Ed's account of how he got into this "expert witness" business ... and his reflections on the most recent trial.  Just what is an eagle worth?
December 22, 2010
The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for wildlife, is urging hunters to be aware of the dangers posed to wildlife by the use of lead shotgun pellets and bullets. “No responsible gun-owner or hunter would EVER consider shooting a Bald Eagle,” Wildlife Center President and Co-Founder Ed Clark said.  “But every year, the Center treats Bald Eagles and other wild animals that are killed or sickened by lead bullets and shot. 

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