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Understanding Va's Wildlife

Virginia is home to a very diverse ecosystem of wildlife.

Adult Bald eagles have dark brown feathers covering their body. The feathers on the head and tail are white. Juveniles have brown feathers. The female are larger and can weigh 14 pounds and have a wingspan of 6 feet. They mate for life. Nests can reach 10 feet and weigh half a ton.

Though Though fairly common red foxes are shy, secretive, nocturnal and cunning which makes them difficult to observe.

Red foxes use a variety of vocalizations to communicate among themselves.

They have black fur around their eyes, they have a dense gray coat, and their tails are ringed with black and gray stripes. The males are larger than the females and they can weigh up to 25 pounds.

Black bears are North America's most familiar and common bears. They typically live in forests and are excellent tree climbers, but are also found in mountains and swamps. Despite their name, black bears can be blue-gray or blue-black, brown, cinnamon, or even (very rarely) white.

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