May 17, 2017

On May 11, a Great Horned Owlet was transported to the Wildlife Center from a rehabillitator in Northampton County.

May 16, 2017

Cardinal #17-0738 is doing well.  He was moved to the outdoor Aviary on May 14. The cardinal will receive medication to treat coccidia (an internal parasite) for several days. The bird will remain at the Center until the pulled feathers grow in, at which time he will be flight-tested and prepared for release.

May 12, 2017

Osprey #17-0622 was found dead in his enclosure on the morning of May 10. 

The bird's health deteriorated during the days leading up to its death; its lead levels persisted, and unfortunately, the bird died before completion of the second round of chelation treatment. 

May 11, 2017

On May 7, a private citizen in Essex County found a juvenile Bald Eagle walking around in his yard. The young bird was taken to the Wildbunch Wildlife Refuge for an examination. The young bird was thin and dehydrated, and the following day, the eagle was transported to the Wildlife Center.

May 10, 2017

On the morning of May 10, Bobcat #16-2059 was transported for release by biologist Jaime Sajecki from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The young bobcat was old enough to be on his own in the wild and had demonstrated an ability to hunt during weekly live-prey testing through the winter and early spring.