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 85,000 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

The Wildlife Center of Virginia Prepares for Baby Season
Learn the facts and know when to help baby bunnies, songbirds, opossums, and more
March 24, 2022

The Wildlife Center of Virginia Creates Buzz About Pollinators
Kick-off spring with outdoor activities, gardening ideas, and educational programs that celebrate these humble heroes
March 18, 2022

The Wildlife Center of Virginia Admits First Hatchling Raptors of 2022
Two hatchling Great Horned Owlets receive a second chance at life in the wild. 
March 9, 2022

Wildlife Center in the News

Two baby bald eagles found near Lake Anna to make full recoveries from injuries, ABC-8 News

‘What goes up will come down’: Wildlife Center of Virginia reminds people of impact of balloon releases, WHSV-3

Celebrating Earth Day Around the Area, The Crozet Gazette

Wildlife Center on guard against bird flu, Radio IQ-WVTF

Untamed: Life is Wild takes viewers behind the scenes at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, Augusta Free Press

Bald eagle blasted with birdshot has lead poisoning, Wisconsin group says, The News & Observer 

How the Wildlife Center's "Critter Cams" helped UVa's nurses cope with COVID, WMRA News

UVA Health nurses traveled to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, CBS-19

Wildlife Center of Virginia bingo game encourages importance of pollinators, Augusta Free Press

Wildlife Center of Virginia spreads importance of native pollinators, NBC-29

Wildlife Center of Virginia admits first hatchling raptors of 2022, WHSV-3

Bears making appearances in Albemarle Co. backyardsWHSV-3 

It's Bird Month and other Wildlife Rehab Stories, Newsradio WINA

WCV holding birthday party for bears, NBC-29

What Climate Change Means for Black Bears, Radio IQ-WVTF

Raptors at Risk in Virginia, Radio IQ-WVTF


Wildlife Center in the News Archives