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December 9, 2008
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Decision Expected on June 28 On June 28, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce its decision to remove the Bald Eagle from the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
December 9, 2008
The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation's leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release a Bald Eagle on Thursday, June 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Westover Plantation, on the James River in Charles City County. Participating in the release will be Ed Clark, President and co-founder of the Wildlife Center. Also expected for this eagle release will be Amber Kimmich of Powhatan, a wildlife rehabilitator, and representatives of the Henrico County Animal Control Office. Kimmich and animal-control officers helped in the initial rescue of this eagle.
December 9, 2008
On Tuesday, June 12, the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will be saying good-bye to one of its most memorable patients - an African Spurred Tortoise. The tortoise is being transferred to Busch Gardens Europe in Williamsburg, Virginia. Robert Yordi, Zoological Manager for Busch Gardens, will come to the Wildlife Center's clinic in Waynesboro to pick up the massive reptile; Yordi is expected at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
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.

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