On October 14, Dr. Peach darted and anesthetized Black Bear cub #16-2023 for a series of radiographs to check on how the bear's broken limbs were healing. Dr.
On October 19, Dr. Ernesto was able to successfully dart and anesthetize Black Bear #16-1817 for an examination. The bear's fur has grown back in beautifully; the staff were pleased with the bear's condition and appearance.
The October 1 deer fawn release went smoothly. Fawn round-up took place in the morning, and the herd was transported in a volunteer's horse trailer to the release location in Augusta County.
On October 12, the remaining 15 deer fawn were released in Highland County, Virginia.
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.