Bald Eagle #17-0263 is recovering well post-surgery; the eagle is receiving daily wound checks, along with pain medications and laser therapy to promote healing. The swelling around the surgical site is minimal and the veterinarians are pleased with how things are healing so far.
On March 25, a female Black Bear yearling was admitted to the Wildlife Center from Augusta County. The bear had been seen in a tree for multiple days; she was very thin and weak, and did not appear to be leaving the area.
On the afternoon of March 22, Dr. Peach took Bald Eagle #17-0263 to surgery to repair the bird's fractured major metacarpal. Critter Cam viewers were able to watch the procedure live via the Wildlife Center's Surgery Cam!
The goal of the Center is “to treat to release” – to restore patients to health and return as many as possible to the wild. In rare instances, the Center has the opportunity to track eagles after their release. Click here to follow these former eagle patients.