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March 25, 2011
“Baby season” is in full swing this season at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.  The first baby squirrels of the year arrived on February 10, phone calls about rabbit nests began the weekend of March 19, and the first orphaned opossums were admitted on March 23.  As we head into the time of year when many wildlife species are reproducing and caring for their offspring, there are a number of things that you can to do help:
March 11, 2011
At long last, a dream of the WCV veterinary staff has come true! At the end of 2010, a group of Wildlife Center supporters donated the funds to purchase a Fuji digital radiology system. This system arrived and was installed at the beginning of March 2011. This system has been on the veterinary team's wishlist for years.
March 7, 2011
The Wildlife Center was saddened by the loss of a long-time member of its environmental education animal ambassador team yesterday, March 6, when Scarlette the Red-tailed Hawk passed away.  Scarlette had been ill for the past week.  Despite numerous blood tests, radiographs, and an ultrasound, the veterinary team has been unable to make a diagnosis thus far.  Thoughts on the passing of Scarlette, from WCV President Ed Clark:
March 4, 2011
The Wildlife Center admitted 66 patients in February 2011.  Of those patients, 12 were young squirrels--the start of the 2011 "baby season".   Our vet staff examined them and found them all to be healthy -- but still in need of care!  All were transferred to permitted at-home rehabilitators who specialize in rehabilitating young squirrels. 

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