A great egret, rarely seen in the Shenandoah Valley, was released back to the wild after recuperating at the wildlife center from injuries sustained near Alexandria.
Two young foxes owe their lives to a young hunter who found their mother dead on the road and performed a cesarean section to give them life. Blue Ridge Wildlife Center fostered the young kits until they grew enough to go back to the wild.
Veterinarian Belinda Burwell (center left) and Blue Ridge Wildlife Center employee Heather Sparks send a rehabilitated eagle back into the wild from Watermelon Park. Sparks dived into the Shenandoah River to rescue the sick and confused bird.
The numbers point to one reason why the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center needs bigger quarters.
Since the facility opened in 2004, founder and veterinarian Belinda Burwell said, it has treated…