News

May 25, 2017

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.

May 24, 2017

Bald Eagle #17-0968 was moved to an outdoor enclosure on May 21 and has been eating more consistently on its own.

Test results show that the bird was exposed to pesticides, but the test does not identify a specific chemical. It's unclear if the exposure caused any of the eagle's symptoms upon presentation at the Center.

The veterinary team will continue to monitor the eagle's attitude and appetite.

May 23, 2017

On May 22, Dr. Ernesto took Bald Eagle #17-1019 to surgery to repair the eagle's fractured humerus. The surgery was challenging and took a couple of hours, but overall, went well. After the ends of the fractured bone were "freshened", the bone was aligned and a metal pin was inserted the length of the humerus. An external fixator was placed to stabilize the fracture while the bone begins to heal.

May 22, 2017

This week, the Wildlife Center is celebrating World Turtle Day – which takes place on Tuesday, May 23. 

May 22, 2017

On May 18, a young adult Bald Eagle was found on the ground unable to fly in Louisa County. The eagle was transported to the Wildlife Center the following day by permitted wildlife rehabilitators.

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