October 25, 2011

Bald Eagle #11-2393 has been in “A1″, one of the Center’s longest flight pens, since October 17. The rehabilitation staff reports that the eagle has been flying well — though the bird is still sporting a significant wing droop. The eagle has not yet started a formal exercise regimen yet — the staff have been hoping to see some improvements with the wing droop first, before pushing the eagle to fly. The bird will continue to be monitored.

October 24, 2011
The Wildlife Center of Virginia's 2011 auctions includes a wide array of items generously donated by Center supporters from around the world.  THANK YOU to the individuals and businesses who provided these items!              This list is a work-in-progress -- please check back for additional items! Among the items to be auctioned off on November 5:  

Special Services

October 18, 2011
The admission of  two Black Bear cubs from Suffolk, Virginia in October 2011 has raised many questions about how the Wildlife Center houses and cares for Black Bears.  Some of the frequently asked questions are below.  Q:  Can this cub survive on its own?
October 17, 2011
Two bear cubs removed from a tree after a sow [presumably their mother] was struck and killed by a car in Suffolk, VA on Monday morning [October 17] are expected to be brought to the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro on Tuesday, October 18. The cubs are expected to arrive on Tuesday morning.  They will be examined by the Center's team of wildlife veterinarians. Additional information on the cubs and their condition will be posted as it becomes available.
October 12, 2011

Since moving to a small outdoor enclosure, Bald Eagle #11-2393 has been spotted with a pronounced right wing droop. The staff veterinarians prescribed a 10-day course of anti-inflammatories to see if that would have any affect on how the eagle holds its wing. After no changes were seen, the medication was discontinued.