April 25, 2011

Meet Grayson, the newest education hawk at the Wildlife Center of Virginia!

Some "what's new" followers may remember our "new hawk on the block" post from September 2010, when Grayson [then known as Broad-winged Hawk #10-1371] moved into the education area at the Wildlife Center. 

April 21, 2011

One Year After the Explosion:  Reflections from WCV President Ed Clark

Perhaps it is an ironic joke of the universe that we observe two significant events this week. First, April 22 marks the 41st commemoration of Earth Day, the global celebration of the planet and the day on which we reaffirm our commitment to protecting the environment.

April 12, 2011
The Wildlife Center of Virginia will be presenting several local programs on the next three Saturdays in April.  Many of these events are celebrating Earth Day, while others are spring-time events.  All are free and are open to the public. We hope you can join us to hear more about the Wildlife Center as well as "meet" some of our educational animal ambassadors!
April 11, 2011

Bald Eagle #11-0230 has proven to be a challenging patient — in addition to being large and feisty, this eagle is also a bit uncooperative. While the wound under the eagle’s wing has healed well, the wound on the bird’s upper thigh is healing more slowly — only because the eagle has made many attempts to pick at the sutures. Despite this interference, the wound is closing.

April 8, 2011
Patient admissions were on the rise at the Wildlife Center in the month of March -- and the trend will continue with the busiest spring months that are ahead of us.  Of the 106 patients admitted in March, more than half were young wild animals.  At this time of year, the WCV staff is treating many young squirrels, opossums, and rabbits.  The first fox kit of the season was also admitted in March.