Press Room

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is an internationally acclaimed teaching and research hospital for wildlife and conservation medicine, located in Waynesboro, Virginia.  Since its founding in 1982, the Center has cared for more than 90,000 wild animals – representing 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. 

Center staff are available to respond to a wide variety of questions concerning wildlife, human-wildlife interactions, and environmental issues.  The Center also has a collection of digital images of past and current patients. To schedule an interview, contact Alex Wehrung, Public Affairs Manager for Education and Outreach at 540.932-9614, ext. 1102, or email

Unless otherwise noted, photos on the Wildlife Center’s website are property of the Wildlife Center of Virginia.  These images may be used as part of regular media coverage with attribution to the Wildlife Center of Virginia

Recent Press Releases

By the Numbers: World Snake Day 2023
The Wildlife Center of Virginia reflects on this year's snake patients, their stories, and the lessons therein. 
July 14, 2023

Saving a Species, One Patient at a Time
How wildlife rehabilitation works -- and why it matters -- on National American Eagle Day 2023
June 20, 2023

Celebrating World Turtle Day at the Wildlife Center of Virginia
Learn about how to best help wild turtles on World Turtle Day, this Tuesday, May 23
May 23, 2023


Wildlife Center in the News

Bald Eagle Banded at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey Spotted in Virginia, Audubon Florida

Wildlife Center releases young eagle in Seven Bends, WMRA

To Fly Again, The Northern Virginia Daily

Watch Virginia eaglet that fell 90 feet from nest get released back into wild, USA Today

Second Dulles Greenway eaglet returned to habitat, Loudoun Times-Mirror

Dulles Greenway eagle released, FOX 5

World Snake Day: Wildlife Center of Virginia say species is underappreciated, Augusta Free Press

Wildlife Center of Virginia discusses policies on caring for invasive species, WHSV

Tropical Traveler Turns Heads in Ivy, The Daily Progress

Keep an eye out: It’s copperhead season in Virginia, WSLS

Turtles coming out of hibernation in Virginia, NBC 12

Wildlife Center of Virginia shows how ‘bear moms’ cared for cubs before release, Yahoo! News

World Turtle Day: Wildlife Center of Virginia celebrates the 5K turtles it has cared for, Agusta Free Press

Wildlife Center of Virginia reflects on American Bald Eagle Day, WHSV

Wildlife Center of Virginia find effective impact on rehab care for eagles, WHSV


Wildlife Center in the News Archives