When I first arrived at the Wildlife Center, I had no idea what to expect. I think the thing that I should have anticipated, but didn’t, was standing all day.
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From preparing meals and sorting blankets, to cleaning pens and creating enrichment; from exercising eagles and syringe-feeding baby rabbits, to soaking turtles and releasing fawns and songbirds, I embraced what all people who work hard to save wildlife do.
Now that is a question you don't hear very often. In fact, in all likelihood, this question probably makes no sense to you.
The shock came when I realized that since the Wildlife Center of Virginia was founded in 1982 -- 33 years ago -- I have now spent more than half of my entire life working at the Wildlife Center -- not just my adult life ... the whole thing!!
I really enjoyed 2015 at the Wildlife Center. It’s hard to pick what to talk about since there were so many memorable patients …
During a year of 478 releases (and counting), there is one release that stands out to me.
As a member of the hospital treatment team on Tuesday mornings, my dear friend Deb (another volunteer) and I share responsibilities for retrieving and holding the patients who require treatments for that day.
By now, hopefully you have watched the Wildlife Center’s year-end video (if you haven’t, you should definitely check it out!).
When asked to look back on the past year at the Wildlife Center of Virginia and share my fondest memory, there was no question … I would write about Africa!
With only three months left in my rehabilitation internship, in the dead of winter, I wasn’t expecting anything too exciting to happen.