December 2, 2010

Ferdinand (Virginia Opossum) September 2008--November 21, 2010

The Wildlife Center is sad to announce that Ferdinand, a Virginia Opossum and a key member of the Center’s team of environmental education  ambassadors,  passed away last week.

November 23, 2010
While everyone is preparing for their Thanksgiving feasts, several members of the Wildlife Center staff will be making preparations for their Thanksgiving dinner as well--a dinner for 73!
November 10, 2010
The Wildlife Center has posted a series of updates on current patients, including:
  • A Great Horned Owl, rescued after spending two weeks in a chimney
  • A Bobcat -- nearing the point of release but needing further assessment
  • a Bald Eagle struck by a truck in Caroline County; and
  • a Bald Eagle with avian pox from King George County;
November 5, 2010
In October 2010, 101 patients were admitted to the Wildlife Center for treatment.  The decreasing number of cases (compared to an average of 300 to 400 admissions a month in the summer) is a sign of the end of baby season.  October 2010 patient log
November 5, 2010
10/1/2010 10-2068 Eastern Grey Squirrel Harrisonburg City found on ground not moving spinal trauma
10/1/2010 10-2069 Rock Pigeon Staunton City