Wildlife Center of Virginia Blog

Fawn-napping is Happening!

During the course of my externship, the Wildlife Center went from having two to three deer fawns to 30. The majority of these fawns came in as “orphans”; some were legitimate orphans, and some were “kidnapped”. Many people do not realize that even though you do not see the mother deer doesn’t mean that the fawn has necessarily been orphaned.

The True Story of the Virginia Opossum

I’ve always had this image in my head of the possum being a nuisance – an animal that should be chased off if it was ever found in the yard. Possums have an image of being gross, ugly, and perhaps something that should be feared. When someone would say “cute”, the last thing I would probably say was a possum … until I spent three months at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. I learned that I was mistaken.

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