Man donates bear carving to help raise money for Virginia Wildlife Center

Posted at 9:04 PM, Jul 02, 2013

Photos: James R. Deal

One man is taking action for bears at the Virginia Wildlife Center.

Jim Calder, Jr., an artist, donated a unique bear carving to the center to help raise money for their new bear enclosure.

The carving is about 5 feet tall and weighs 500 lbs and it will be auctioned off. Right now, the center still needs to raise about $83, 000.

This is the second time Calder has donated one of his creations to the Wildlife Center. He also donated his Buddy, the bald eagle carving during the Wild Birds Unlimited event in Hilltop.


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