August 19, 2017

On August 19, Bald Eagles #17-0836 and #17-1181 were successfully released at Mason Neck State Park. Wildlife Center President Ed Clark first released Bald Eagle #17-1181 -- now known as "MN72" for tracking purposes -- who flew off beautifully over the treeline. Then, Bald Eagle #17-0836 [MN18] was released, who also flew off and out of sight. 


August 22, 2017

On August 22, wildlife rehabilitator Brie decided that Black Bear cub #17-2065, Double Orange Tags, should be large enough to move to the Black Bear Complex. The rehab team was successfully able to lure the cub into a live trap with grapes; the cub was then transported to the complex and was released into the main yard.

August 19, 2017

On August 19, after Bald Eaglets #17-0836 and #17-1181 were released, Bald Eaglets #17-0879 and #17-1354 were moved to flight pen A3. The rehabilitation team will begin exercising the eaglets daily on August 20; the birds will spend the next few weeks building stamina and strength until they are ready for release. 

August 16, 2017

On August 15, eagle biologist Jeff Cooper came to the Wildlife Center to fit GPS transmitters on eaglets #17-0836 and #17-1181, which will track their movements after release. The birds were also banded and had blood drawn for pre-release blood work; results came back within normal limits. Wildlife rehabilitator Brie checked on the eaglets later that day; both were flying well with their new transmitters, so the team began planning a release!

August 15, 2017

Black Bear cub #17-2035 has been doing well since last week’s surgery; he’s bright, alert, and feisty! The rehab staff have been offering a bowl of soft food for the bear, which the cub is eating well.