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April 6, 2012
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Wildlife Capture, Restraint, Handling, & Transport

April 5, 2012
The Wildlife Center of Virginia admitted 167 patients in March 2012 – a marked increase over patient numbers in January (60 admissions) and February (46 admissions). March saw some unusual species come through the Center’s doors – like an American Toad found in Charlottesville, and an endangered Bog Turtle from Floyd County.
April 4, 2012

Bald Eagle #11-2393 has continued to hang out in various flight pens while placement options are being considered – all the while hanging out with fellow Accomack County eagle #11-0230. Both birds are currently being housed in A2.

April 4, 2012

Bald Eagle #11-0230 continues to live with Accomack County Bald Eagle #11-2393; both birds have moved to various flight pens throughout the winter depending on what pens are needed for other recovering patients. Currently they are both being housed in A2. Placement options are still being considered.

April 2, 2012

Bald Eagle #12-0001 was moved into a flight pen on March 31; the eagle is now currently residing in FP4. The rehab staff report that the bird is able to fly the length of the 45′ enclosure, and maintain height — though is a little wobbly and unbalanced on landings. This is likely due to lingering, possibly permanent, neurological damage caused by the lead toxicity. The staff will continue to monitor the eagle in the coming weeks in this larger space.

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