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October 9, 2009
Special thanks to the following individuals and companies that donated items for the Wildlife Center's 25th annual Gala and Auction. We are most grateful for their partnership and support. 43rd Street Gallery AirTran Byron Alvarez American Shakespeare Center Angelo Baja Bean
October 2, 2009
      The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation’s leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, released a Bald Eagle on Friday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. at Westover Plantation, on the James River in Charles City County. 
September 24, 2009

Equipment definitions and training terminology used at the Wildlife Center of Virginia: 

Alymeries (or anklets) – leather anklets around a bird’s leg.

Jesses– leather straps that go through the alymeries with a slit at the bottom.  Mostly used for safety and control.

Swivel – made of metal with two rings on each end.  Jesses are pulled through one end; a leash is pulled through the other.

September 16, 2009
In the wild, young eagles are generally hatched from mid-March to very early April.  They remain in the nest for about three months.  Then, when they are old enough to leave the nest, they remain with their parents for another three months, being fed as necessary and learning what they need to know about catching fish and finding their own food.
September 16, 2009
      The Wildlife Center of Virginia, the nation’s leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, released a Bald Eagle on Friday, September 18 at 1:00 p.m. at Westover Plantation, on the James River in Charles City County.        Participating in the release was Ed Clark, President and Co-Founder of the Wildlife Center.  Assisting Clark was Madis Leivits, a veterinary student from Estonia who has just started a one-year internship at the Center.     

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