News

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.
April 4, 2011
Sponsor the Eastern Cottontail Rabbits of 2011 through the Wildlife Center of Virginia's special Caring for Bunnies program!  Each year, the Wildlife Center admits several hundred Eastern Cottontails.  The majority of these delicate patients are young rabbits and typically need care for three to four weeks.   They are our most numerous mammal species admitted.
March 28, 2011

The Wildlife Center of Virginia released a Golden Eagle on Wednesday, February 16 at the Harvey’s Knob Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway (about 12 miles north of Roanoke). Prior to release, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries fitted the bird with a GPS transmitter. After several weeks of hanging out in Craig County, Virginia, the Golden Eagle began his journey north on Monday, March 21. To check where the eagle is now, please visit our page on tracking the Golden Eagle.

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.

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