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December 9, 2008
Each spring, The Wildlife Center of Virginia, an internationally acclaimed teaching and research hospital for wildlife located in Waynesboro, receives thousands of telephone inquiries from concerned individuals from across Virginia who have found a baby animal - typically a squirrel, rabbit, opossum, bird, or fawn. Each spring, the Wildlife Center admits hundreds of baby animals as patients. During May 2006, for example, the Center admitted 554 new patients - an average of nearly 18 animals per day - many of them baby animals. [For all of 2006, the Center admitted 2,354 animals.]
December 9, 2008
The Wildlife Center of Virginia, an internationally acclaimed teaching and research hospital for wildlife and conservation medicine located in Waynesboro, admitted a total of 2,354 animals for treatment during 2006 - injured, ailing, and orphaned wildlife from all across Virginia. As expected, the 2006 total included many common species - 392 Eastern Cottontail Rabbits; 203 Eastern Gray Squirrels; 170 Virginia Opossums; 103 American Robins; and 101 White-tailed Deer.
December 9, 2008
The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation's leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, has scheduled five open houses for Spring 2007. These are rare opportunities to see the inner workings of the nation's premier wildlife hospital, as well as meet some of the wildlife that serve as the Center's education ambassadors. The open houses will be held on:
  • Sunday, February 25
  • Sunday, March 4
  • Sunday, March 18
  • Sunday, April 1
  • Sunday, April 15
December 9, 2008
Bird, Burned by Power Line and Treated At Wildlife Center, Will Be Released at Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release an adult Bald Eagle on Thursday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area near South Hill, Virginia.
December 9, 2008
Live Owls, and Children's Painting of Owls, to be Featured The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation's leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, and Planters Bank will unveil All About Owls - a unique collection of original art by children. The unveiling will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6 at the Planters Bank branch at 100 Lucy Lane [off of Rosser Avenue] in Waynesboro.

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