November 21, 2011

When the Wildlife Center began streaming live web cam footage of three orphaned Bald Eagles in April 2011, we were introduced to many new friends across the world -- including many teachers who use web cams in the classroom to teach their students.

November 16, 2011

On Sunday, January 1, the Wildlife Center of Virginia admitted a Bald Eagle – an adult bird – from Chesapeake.  The eagle reportedly “fell from the sky” on December 31 near the intersection of Butts Station Road and Centerville Turnpike [not far from Stumpy Lake] in Chesapeake.  The eagle was rescued and taken to wildlife rehabilitator Lisa Barlow for the evening.  On January 1, the eagle was brought to the Center by volunteer transporter Lona Wilson and was the first patient admitted to the Center during 2012.        

November 16, 2011
PATIENT: Bald Eagle, #11-2602 LOCATION OF RESCUE:  Caroline County, Virginia INJURY: Lead toxicity ADMISSION DATE: November 13, 2011 OUTCOME:  Died November 14, 2011
November 2, 2011
The Wildlife Center of Virginia admitted 112 new patients in October, and has admitted 2,570 patients in 2011 so far. Notable October admissions include patient #11-2528, a Silver-haired Bat found on the ground outside an apartment building in Staunton.  Radiographs revealed a fracture of its left clavicle. The bat is recovering and will spend the winter with a permitted wildlife rehabilitator as it continues to heal.
October 27, 2011
The Wildlife Center will be working on building a web cam infrastructure over the next couple of months -- getting lines, cables, and cam mounts in place as well as working with our website developer.  Ultimately, the goal is for the Wildlife Center to stream more than one "critter cam" at a time. While we're not there yet, we do have a special sneak peek of Critter Cam 2 -- which, for now, is the Bear Cam!