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March 7, 2011
The Wildlife Center was saddened by the loss of a long-time member of its environmental education animal ambassador team yesterday, March 6, when Scarlette the Red-tailed Hawk passed away.  Scarlette had been ill for the past week.  Despite numerous blood tests, radiographs, and an ultrasound, the veterinary team has been unable to make a diagnosis thus far.  Thoughts on the passing of Scarlette, from WCV President Ed Clark:
March 4, 2011
The Wildlife Center admitted 66 patients in February 2011.  Of those patients, 12 were young squirrels--the start of the 2011 "baby season".   Our vet staff examined them and found them all to be healthy -- but still in need of care!  All were transferred to permitted at-home rehabilitators who specialize in rehabilitating young squirrels. 
February 21, 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.

Additional Information About the Golden Eagle

February 21, 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.  By tracking this eagle's travels, researchers will gain a better understanding of where these birds winter, when and where they migrate, and what geographical features they use for migration. Golden Eagle Case History

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