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.
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.
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.
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.