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Va wildlife center treating more black bears

Friday - 6/7/2013, 4:00am  ET

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) -- The Wildlife Center of Virginia says has treated a record number of black bears this year.

The Waynesboro center says it has admitted 19 black bears so far in 2013, breaking the record of 17 set last year. It is currently treating 16 black bear cubs and a yearling.

Some of the animals currently being treated can be seen on the center's web-based Critter Cam located at http://wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/critter-cam .

The center is constructing enclosure that will provide additional housing for black bear patients.

It also will soon be breaking ground on a new two-acre facility that will provide long-term, outdoor enclosures for healthy young bears.

Since its founding in 1982, the nonprofit wildlife center has cared for more than 60,000 wild animals from 200 different species.


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