Wildlife

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This month the Wildlife Center of Virginia marked a milestone  -- caring for its 800-thousandth patient – a possum.  In years passed, rabbits have been the most common animals cared for at the clinic in Waynesboro, but today it’s possums that claims the title. 

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There are an estimated 18,000 black bears roaming around Virginia, and at this time of year there are lots of mothers and cubs. 

Most are healthy, but wildlife watchers report a growing number have mange. 

AP Photo/Steve Helber, File

The health of the James River watershed continues to improve and is significantly better than it was ten years ago.  That new assessment was released Thursday morning by the James River Association.

Wildlife Academy to Instruct the Public

Sep 12, 2017

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has trained thousands of people over the years at its high-tech veterinary clinic in Waynesboro, and now the center is branching out – offering to train animal lovers around the world.  

Spotting Eagles: Counting Along the Rappahannock

Feb 1, 2017
Pamela D'Angelo

 

Bald eagles are a more common sight in Virginia, but a decade after being delisted as endangered, biologists are still keeping a close watch on their numbers and on new threats.

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