Poster or Presentation Title

Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Internship at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke

Student Author Information

Tobias ZiesmannFollow

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

Environmental Science

Abstract

In the summer of 2018, I interned with the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke. The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke, (SWVWCR), handles a variety of species of wild animals such as the Virginia Opossum, Groundhogs, squirrels, occasional ferrets and mice as well as a variety of birds, from Chimney Swifts and Grackles to Vultures and Great Horned Owls. While there, I learned a variety of tasks that are important in the rehabilitation process of wild animals. I learned how to tube feed baby Opossums, bottle-feed baby squirrels and what food each bird type received. Among the other tasks, I was also instructed about the maintenance required to keep a facility such as the SWVWCR running. This experience has been eye opening as to the work and effort that goes into helping the wildlife of Virginia and it offers great opportunities to any future UL students interested in the wildlife rehabilitation process.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Haiar

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Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Internship at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke

In the summer of 2018, I interned with the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke. The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke, (SWVWCR), handles a variety of species of wild animals such as the Virginia Opossum, Groundhogs, squirrels, occasional ferrets and mice as well as a variety of birds, from Chimney Swifts and Grackles to Vultures and Great Horned Owls. While there, I learned a variety of tasks that are important in the rehabilitation process of wild animals. I learned how to tube feed baby Opossums, bottle-feed baby squirrels and what food each bird type received. Among the other tasks, I was also instructed about the maintenance required to keep a facility such as the SWVWCR running. This experience has been eye opening as to the work and effort that goes into helping the wildlife of Virginia and it offers great opportunities to any future UL students interested in the wildlife rehabilitation process.