Families gathered at Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings Saturday afternoon to watch The Raptor Center release hawks and eagles back into the wild.
It’s the place to call when a hurt bird needs help. The Raptor Center’s wildlife hospital has treated more than 16,000 birds during the last 40 years. Already, it’s helped 580 owls, eagles and falcons in 2014.
A bald eagle that was injured when he flew into a shrink-wrapped boat moving on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin is on the avian equivalent of bed rest, its caretaker said Monday.
After weeks of rehab and exercise in Minnesota, a rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation’s capital has being released into the wild. The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota took in the owl because it has expertise in replacing damaged feathers.
The University of Minnesota Raptor Center will head to the Galapagos island of Pinzón next week to in a continuing effort to help the endangered Pinzón giant tortoises and hawks.