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September 2, 2009
     The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation’s leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, released a Bald Eagle on Monday, September 7 at 11:00 a.m. at Westover Plantation, on the James River in Charles City County.   This was the ninth Bald Eagle released by the Center during 2009.      Participating in the release was Ed Clark, President and Co-Founder of the Wildlife Center.  Assisting Clark was Dr. Ariane Santamaria-Bouvier. 
August 24, 2009
 August 24, 2009  TO:         The Wildlife Center of Virginia Community  FROM:     Edward E. Clark, Jr.                      President and Co-Founder, Wildlife Center of Virginia          Earlier this month, I asked Dr. Dave McRuer, the Director of Veterinary Medicine at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, to do a formal evaluation of Case #08-0887, the Norfolk Bald Eagle.  As you know, this bird was brought to the Center in May 2008 from its nest at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, with what turned out to be a particularly virulent case of Avian Pox.  
August 24, 2009
TO:           Ed Clark FROM:    Dr. Dave McRuer, Director of Veterinary Medicine
August 24, 2009

        The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation’s leading teaching and research hospital for wild animals, today announced that the Norfolk Botanical Garden Bald Eagle – a patient at the Center since May 2008 – cannot be released back to the wild.  

August 21, 2009
 The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation’s leading teaching and research hospital for wild animals, is pleased to announce the birth this week of a “baker’s dozen” of turtles – seven Common Snapping Turtles, and six Painted Turtles.  The births represent the most successful incubation of native turtle eggs in the Center’s 27-year history.  The eggs came from four patients at the Wildlife Center. 

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