Archive Patients

Bald Eagle #17-1613

On June 28, a hatch-year Bald Eagle with suspected avian pox was admitted to the Wildlife Center. The bird was found down on the ground in Fredericksburg and was easily caught by animal control; the bird was transported to the Wildlife Center that same afternoon.

Bald Eagle #15-0355

On April 18, an adult female Bald Eagle was found on the banks of the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia. A private citizen noticed that the eagle was injured and called Animal Control of Fairfax County.  An officer quickly responded to the scene and transported the eagle to a local animal clinic where the staff cleaned the eagle’s wounds, administered fluids, and provided pain medication. The eagle was transported and admitted to the Wildlife Center as patient #15-0355 on April 19.

Bald Eagle #17-1454

On June 15, the Wildlife Center admitted an immature Bald Eagle from a permitted wildlife rehabilitator. The eagle was initially found down in Williamsburg in May, not flying. During the past three weeks, the eagle has reportedly been eating well, but lacked the energy and willingness to exercise.

Peregrine Falcon #17-1244

On June 1, a young Peregrine Falcon was found on the ground at the Dominion Energy Possum Point Power Station in Prince William County.

Black Bear yearling #17-1102

On May 23, a homeowner in Albemarle County saw a very thin yearling bear hanging out on her back deck. The homeowner called the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries; two biologists went out to trap the bear. After a few attempts, they were able to successful trap the underweight yearling. The bear was admitted to the Wildlife Center the following morning.

Northern Cardinal #17-0738

On May 1, an adult male Northern Cardinal was brought to a small animal veterinary hospital in Nelson County after the bird was stuck in a glue trap. The veterinary staff removed the bird from the glue trap by cutting the bird's feathers; because birds require intact feathers to fly, the cardinal could not be released after being freed from the glue trap. The bird was transferred to the Wildlife Center for continued care following the removal from the glue trap.

Black Bear cubs of 2016

In April 2016, the Wildlife Center began admitting this year’s bear cubs from locations throughout Virginia. These bears were likely born between early January to mid-February of 2016. In some cases, the cubs were separated from their mothers; in one case, a cub was truly orphaned after his mother was killed by a vehicle. Another cub had injuries likely sustained from an animal attack.

Black Bear cubs #16-1441, 1442, and 1443

On the night of Sunday, July 3, a sow was hit and killed by a vehicle as she was crossing a road in Highland County with her four cubs. One of the cubs, a female, was also struck by the vehicle and killed. The remaining three cubs were uninjured and sought safety in nearby trees.

Black Bear cub #16-0568

On May 5, a citizen found a bear cub on the side of the road in Pittsylvania County. The cub was alone and had a wound on its back. The bear was taken to a local permitted wildlife rehabilitator, who cleaned maggots from the wound and treated the bear with an anti-parasitic medication and medicinal honey. The following day, a Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officer transported the cub to the Wildlife Center.

Black Bear cub #16-0487

On April 30, a female Black Bear cub was admitted to the Center after she was found in Greene County, Virginia. A citizen found the cub in his pasture, and at first thought the small bear as a cat; when he realized it was a cub, he placed her in a cat carrier and called the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The DGIF officer who picked up the cub believes the bear was likely displaced by the nearby Rocky Mount fire in Shenandoah National Park.