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 awehrung@wildlifecenter.org

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 www.wildlifecenter.org

Recent Press Releases

Celebrate World Snake Day with the Wildlife Center of Virginia
Learn how to help wild snakes, including when to call for help, and when to leave them alone on World Snake Day, this Saturday, July 16
July 14, 2022

Richmond-Famous Falcon "Yellow" Admitted to Wildlife Center of Virginia
Re-establishing historic Shenandoah Peregrine Falcon populations one patient at a time
June 28, 2022

Wildlife Center of Virginia Treats Record-Setting 90,000 Wild Animals
90,000 wild animals, four decades, one mission -- teaching the world
June 17, 2022

 

Wildlife Center in the News

Celebrate “World Snake Day” with the Wildlife Center of Virginia, WINA

Injured Loveland Pelican Shows Just How Damaging Fishing Lines Can Be, Kool 107.9

Navigating snake season in Central Virginia: A brief guide for World Snake Day, ABC 8

WCV reports increase in number of calls about chimney swiftsWHSV 3

WCV reports increase in number of calls about chimney swiftsNBC 29

Meet the education ambassadors that call the Wildlife Center of Virginia home, Augusta Free Press

WATCH: Cliff Swallows return to the Chatham Bridge, Fredericksburg Today

Wildlife Center sees increase in lead poisoning in Virginia Bald Eagles, NBC 12

Wildlife Center sees increase in lead poisoning in Virginia Bald EaglesWHSV-3

Eagles in need of protection againRadio IQ

Richmond’s falcon named ‘Yellow’ released in Shenandoah National Park, Augusta Free Press

Wildlife Center of Virginia treats 90,000th patient, NBC-29

Wildlife Center of Virginia’s series “Untamed” renewed for a fifth season, WSLS

Wildlife Center of Virginia has treated its 90,000th wild animal, ABC-8

Wildlife Center of Virginia sets record with more than 90,000 wild animals treated since 1982, WSLS

 

Wildlife Center in the News Archives