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February 7, 2017

Black Bear #16-1817 has been doing well during the past few months in the Center's complex. The bear's fur has grown back in beautifully; she looks like a totally different bear from her August admission!

February 7, 2017

Black Bear yearling #17-0093 continues to do well; the bear has been bright and alert, and on Sunday, the veterinary team added another word to the description of the bear's attitude -- feisty!

The bear has been eating his easily digestible diet well. During the weekend, the veterinarians began adding in baby food to start the slow transition onto regular foods.

February 3, 2017

Fish Crow #16-2468 has been steadily improving during the past month. The crow was moved to the Center's outdoor aviary enclosure on January 10; initially, the bird was having difficulty maneuvering and flying around the enclosure and was also showing signs of discomfort and a wing droop.

February 3, 2017

On January 24, an adult Bald Eagle was found on the ground on Craney Island in Portsmouth, Virginia. The eagle, likely a female, was reportedly able to fly but only for short distances. During the eagle's initial medical exam, Dr. Peach -- one of the Wildlife Center's veterinary interns -- noted that the bird was bright, alert, reactive, and extremely feisty.

February 2, 2017

Black Bear yearling #17-0093 made it through the night and ate about 75% of his small meal. Dr. Peach reported that he was quiet but alert; the bear does try to evade capture but can still be restrained easily. The bear received more subcutaneous fluids supplemented with iron.

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