The Virginia Living Museum is part Natural History Museum, part Children's Museum, part Wild Animal Rescue and part Zoo. The animal husbandry done here has helped bring the local (East Coast) Red Wolf population from the edge of extinction while reintroducing them to wild areas of eastern North Carolina. They don't give "pet names" to the animals here because they emphasize the importance of keeping wild animals wild and the perils to both wildlife and humans if they encroach on each other's turf or become too friendly. Eagles with one wing missing from a power line incident, coyotes who are considered a nuicance species and would have otherwise been killed (some states offer bounty money for each coyote killed). A place where you can gain a better understanding of the Flora, Fauna, Geology and Ecology of Virginia. The VLM is an AZA member with ties to other Nationally and Internationally recognized educational Institutions. More details to come:
12 Nov, 2012 begins registration for members, 20 Nov, 2012 for non-members. A very cool party/fundraiser for the VLM. Live music by some outstanding local musicians. International Wine Tasting, Beer & Local Food from decent Local Restaurants. This event leads to a packed house every year. These tickets sell fast! The local troops from Langley-Eustis usually volunteer to pour the wine, serve food and bus this fun event. Volunteer along with the troops or "buy a ticket, pay your fare, and remember it's a Jungle out there!" Support Wildlife!!! Get out and do something!!!