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Isis
Female Prairie Falcon, age unknown
Isis's injury paralyzed her right wing due to nerve damage in the shoulder, cause unknown. We named her after the Egyptian goddess Isis. She acts just like her namesake with a very strong sense of personal dignity. She is feisty and spirited, and she will scream with indignation if you get too close for comfort. Isis is the "diva" of the group. She has been with us for 5 years.


Jamie
Female Redtail Hawk, 18-19 years old
Jamie was hit by a car and had a fractured right wing. Her wing has healed, but she is blind in the right eye due to a detached retina leaving her with no depth perception - essential for hunting. She is the "Garfield" of the group, hamming it up for attention. She is a great teacher who enjoys having her picture taken, and she is always gentle, calm, cool and collected during educational presentations. She eats rabbits, quail and pigeon, but she prefers rats and mice. She has been with us for 15 years.


Smoke
Female Great Horned Owl, age unknown
Part of Smoke's right wing was gone due to an electrical burn most likely caused by flying into live wires or landing on a transformer box. True to her breed, she has a very austere appearance with a personality very much like a mother figure. We named her Smoke since her color is very unusual, like smoke, and because owls are silent when they fly. Very gentle with handlers, she has enough strength in her talons to crush a forearm and pick up a small dog on the wing, but she chooses to allow us to handle her. She eats primarily mice and rabbits. She has been with us for 7 years.


Higgins
Male North American Kestrel, 13 years old
Higgins had a fractured right wing, which had to be amputated. Several years later, he caught a disease that caused brain damage. Over three years he fought his way back and has been one of our most endearing education birds. He was named after the character Higgins on the TV series Magnum P.I. for his appearance and mannerisms... like a proper little gentleman, mustache and all! He eats primarily mice. He has been with us for 11 years.


Hercules
Male Ferruginous Hawk, 8-9 years old
Hercules had a frozen wing and spinal trauma. He was rescued by a police officer from children that were beating him with sticks. He is a bit skittish, understandably, but is very majestic and awe-inspiring to look at. We call him "Big One," for good reason. His species is the largest of all North American Hawks. He eats rabbit, quail and pigeon; he also favors rats because they are closest to his natural food, prairie dog. He has been with us for 7 years.


Poe
Male Common Raven, 8-9 years old
Poe was being kept illegally. He was confiscated by a police officer and sent to us. He is imprinted on humans and has no desire to even associate with other ravens. He has no fear of humans, and if he were to get loose, he would be dangerous. Because of this, we have clipped his wings to allow him greater freedom at the facility. Having the intelligence of a 3-4 year old child, he has learned to talk, laugh and cause trouble. We call him our "bad kid," and when he is left to his own devices, he will shred anything he can get his beak into. His long black beak has enough power to poke a hole into a milk jug. Being omnivorous, he eats fruits, veggies, pigeon, rabbit and the occasional wild bird unwary enough to get into his cage in hopes of stealing his fruit. He has been with us for 7 years.

We are currently taking donations and looking for volunteers to assist with many departments of Raptors, Inc. If you would like more information on how you can help, call us at (602) 404-8743 or email Raptors, Inc.



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