May 19, 2017

The final four bears of 2016 -- White Tag, Red Tag, Green Tag, and Orange Tag -- have been doing well in the Bear Complex. The staff rehabilitators note that they are seeing hair growth on all four bears.

May 19, 2017

On May 18, the Center received its first deer fawn of 2017 -- officially kicking off "fawn season". 

An infant male White-tailed Deer was admitted to the Center as patient #17-0996 after he was orphaned.  His mother was hit by a car on May 14, and the fawn was found trying to cross a highway in Montgomery County.

May 19, 2017

At the end of last week, the rest of the bear cubs were moved to the Large Mammal Isolation enclosure. Bear cub #17-0760 [Double Green Tag] was isolated for a few more days until he was cleared to move in with the other cubs on May 15.

Wildlife rehabilitators Brie and Linda report that the cubs are active, wild, eating, growling, playing, and just generally crazy. The cubs are eating soft bear foods and receiving mush bowls twice a day; the youngest cub, No Tag, is still being bottle-fed twice a day.

May 18, 2017

On May 16, a female young adult Bald Eagle was admitted to the Wildlife Center. The eagle was found on the ground by an animal control officer in a landfill in Stafford, VA.  This bird was unable to fly and would fall over when approached.

May 17, 2017

On May 10, a private citizen observed a fledgling Bald Eagle on the ground in Essex County. Found at the same location as Bald Eaglet 17-0836, the new eaglet is presumed to be a sibling. The eaglet was initially taken to permitted wildlife rehabilitator Diana O’Connor, and was admitted to the Wildlife Center on May 11.