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April 27, 2010
The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation’s leading teaching and research hospital for wild animals, today announced that the Norfolk Botanical Garden Bald Eagle – admitted to the Center as a patient in May 2008 and an international “celebrity” – will become a permanent resident at the Center.            
April 23, 2010
On April 23, Dr. Ariane Santamaria-Bouvier, with the assistance of Madis Leivits, "jessed up" Bald Eagle #08-0887.  Jesses are strong but soft leather straps that serve as a leash for a bird's handler.  They provide a "handle" to help secure and steady an eagle.  These jesses were custom-designed and crafted by Center Education Coordinator Kelly Rourke.  The jesses are designed to provide a minimum risk of entanglement or other injury to the bird.
April 7, 2010
Coming soon!
April 1, 2010
The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation’s leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, released a Bald Eagle on Saturday, April 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge [RRVNWR] near Warsaw, Virginia.  The eagle was released by Ed Clark, President and Co-Founder of the Wildlife Center.    
March 22, 2010
Class Teaches Animal Lovers Ins And Outs Of Wildlife Rehab By Tom Mitchell The Daily News Record BRIDGEWATER - The gray "hawk" that Suzy Doell displayed to her students posed no danger to others, or itself for that matter. The bird, part of Doell's portable set of stuffed animals, served as a visual aid in Doell's explanation of how to properly seize an injured raptor. "People from the public bring animals to us," Doell told the class. "You are responsible for the safety of yourself, your animal and whoever you're going to be taking the animal to."

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