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Birds...

 


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Feathered Friends

Wild Things has been home to a wide variety of birds over the past twenty years...from the largest bird, the Ostrich, to the smallest, a hummingbird!

Our center currently houses a Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Great Horned Owls, Barn Owl, Red-tail Hawk, Crow and several species of Parrots!

Click on any of the images below for stories on a few of the birds that call Wild Things home.

 
       
Hooter the North American Barn Owl

Hooter came to Wild Things in 1990 as a fledgling with a broken wing. Because his wing did not heal properly, he is no longer able to fly. He has been an integral part of our education programs and a children's favorite over the years.

 

Hooter the North American Barn Owl

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Spirit the Bald Eagle

Spirit has been on loan to Wild Things from the US Fish and Wildlife Service since August of 2005 and has managed to steal all of our hearts! She was just about a year old when she was shot while soaring through the skies of Alaska, hunting for fish. Her life was spared but she lost her left wing and obviously without two wings, can never fly free. We are amazed as we watch the changes in her plumage and beak color as her baby feathers and black beak slowly transform to the white head and tail and yellow beak of a mature and majestic bald eagle.

 

Spirit the Bald Eagle

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Hobo the Blue and Gold Macaw

Hobo got his name because he was just that, a bird without a home. Often, these beautiful parrots are purchased and brought into a home where it is quickly discovered that they are noisy and destructive. Frequently, the owners find that they are not able to handle these birds and are forced to find a new home for them. Hobo has been a resident of Wild Things since its inception and is a valuable part of the Amazing Amazon program.

  Hobo the Blue and Gold Macaw

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