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Old Friends Bring New Beginnings

Hello Critter Friends, I’m writing today to discuss longevity of animals in captivity.  At our facility, many of our collection ambassador animals live beyond a typical age for each individual in captivity or the wild. This is a testament to the loving care that we…

Saying goodbye to a deer friend

          Last week, on Friday November 9, 2018, the Virginia Living Museum’s 18 year old White-Tailed Deer doe passed away due to complications of old age. This deer, fondly known as Erica to the animal care staff, came to the VLM…

Handsome fellow

Hey Folks, I’m writing today to let you know that we have recently introduced a young male red fox to our red fox exhibit.  Back in November, we introduced a young female fox to the exhibit, and now we have a new companion for the…

Want to help animals out?

    If you are looking for a way to actively contribute to helping out the critters here at the VLM, your donations will help us to provide the best care possible for our resident animals.  Many of these items, if donated, will help keep…

So long fine friend

Sadly, this past weekend, the VLM had to say goodbye to one of our old friends. Our veteran foxy red lady passed away due to complications from a cancer that quickly spread. The female red fox, affectionately known as Dandelion, or Dandy, to the animal…