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

The Wildlife Center of Virginia Serves Thanksgiving Meals for Dozens of Wild Animals
Nearly 100 wild “guests”, current patients at the Center, receive Thanksgiving meals alongside veterinary and rehabilitative care
November 21, 2022

Wildlife Center of Virginia to Release Bald Eagle in Pulaski County 
Following four weeks of veterinary care and rehabilitation, this eagle is ready for life back in the wild
November 14, 2022

The Wildlife Center of Virginia Showcases Unique Offerings in Annual Benefit Auction
Fundraiser supports veterinary services, wildlife rehabilitation, and public education programs
October 14, 2022

 

Wildlife Center in the News

Wildlife Center Celebrates Thanksgiving, NBC 29

The Wildlife Center of Virginia serves Thanksgiving meals to nearly 100 wild animals, Augusta Free Press

The Wildlife Center of Virginia serves Thanksgiving meals for dozens of wild animals, The Royal Examiner

Bald eagle takes flight, crowd cheers, Southwest Times

Lake launch: Bald eagle soars again at Claytor Lake, The Roanoke Times

Wildlife Center of Virginia to be release at Claytor Lake State Park on Nov 16, The Patriot

Wildlife Center of Virginia to host virtual conference this month, WMRA

Wildlife Center of Virginia and Ohio Department of Natural Resources work to restore woodrat population12 News

Wildlife Center of Virginia and Ohio Department of Natural Resources work to restore woodrat population, NBC 29

Wildlife Center of Virginia leads animal rehabilitation and public education, The Breeze

Bidding opens on Wildlife Center's online fundraiser, CBS 19

Black bears in Virginia are itchy and losing fur as mange spikes, The Washington Post

A snake by any other name: Wildlife Center seeks public inputAugusta Free Press

Wildlife Center of Virginia seeks help in naming newest education animal, NBC 29

The Wildlife Center of Virginia says it is ready for migration season, NBC 29
 

Wildlife Center in the News Archives