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April 12, 2011
The Wildlife Center of Virginia will be presenting several local programs on the next three Saturdays in April.  Many of these events are celebrating Earth Day, while others are spring-time events.  All are free and are open to the public. We hope you can join us to hear more about the Wildlife Center as well as "meet" some of our educational animal ambassadors!
April 11, 2011

Bald Eagle #11-0230 has proven to be a challenging patient — in addition to being large and feisty, this eagle is also a bit uncooperative. While the wound under the eagle’s wing has healed well, the wound on the bird’s upper thigh is healing more slowly — only because the eagle has made many attempts to pick at the sutures. Despite this interference, the wound is closing.

April 8, 2011
Patient admissions were on the rise at the Wildlife Center in the month of March -- and the trend will continue with the busiest spring months that are ahead of us.  Of the 106 patients admitted in March, more than half were young wild animals.  At this time of year, the WCV staff is treating many young squirrels, opossums, and rabbits.  The first fox kit of the season was also admitted in March.
March 28, 2011

The Wildlife Center of Virginia released a Golden Eagle on Wednesday, February 16 at the Harvey’s Knob Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway (about 12 miles north of Roanoke). Prior to release, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries fitted the bird with a GPS transmitter. After several weeks of hanging out in Craig County, Virginia, the Golden Eagle began his journey north on Monday, March 21. To check where the eagle is now, please visit our page on tracking the Golden Eagle.

March 25, 2011
“Baby season” is in full swing this season at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.  The first baby squirrels of the year arrived on February 10, phone calls about rabbit nests began the weekend of March 19, and the first orphaned opossums were admitted on March 23.  As we head into the time of year when many wildlife species are reproducing and caring for their offspring, there are a number of things that you can to do help:

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