Turkey Vulture #14-0083 has been doing well the past few weeks. While the vulture still has a limp due to its healed fractured pelvis, the bird is able to navigate well – both on foot and in the air.
Black Bear #14-0301 has been doing well as he recovers from his emaciated condition. The bear is eating well and gaining weight, and his attitude is consistently bright and feisty. At this point, the risk for re-feeding syndrome should be over.
On April 21, the Wildlife Center admitted another Black Bear cub – the fourth cub admitted in 2014. The cub was found in Botetourt County, Virginia, on April 18. The cub’s rescuer found the bear crying in her yard after it was surrounded by dogs.
The goal of the Center is “to treat to release” – to restore patients to health and return as many as possible to the wild. Here are some of those success stories.