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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.

October 4, 2011
Bald Eagles have long been the subject of paintings, photographs, and folk art.  Much rarer is art that has actually been created by an eagle.  The Wildlife Center of Virginia is unveiling an untitled painting created by Buddy, a Bald Eagle who is a permanent resident of the Center.
September 29, 2011

The superficial injuries on Bald Eagle #11-2393’s carpi have scabbed and appear to be healing cleanly; however, the Center’s veterinary staff have examined the radiographs taken of the Bald Eagle more closely and think that there may be more significant damage to the eagle’s carpi than they initially suspected. To see if this has any effect on the eagle’s ability to fly, Dr. Adam Naylor recommended that #11-2393 be moved to an outdoor enclosure in order to allow the Center’s veterinary and rehabilitation staff the opportunity to observe it move about freely.

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