Friday, May 30, 2008

Falcon Update

Well the preserve called me back yesterday evening to tell us that the little male kestrel that we rescued was about a year old. He had broken his leg just above the knee, which wasn't very good news. This is a difficult place to heal.... but, the bird was splinted and doing okay for the time being. In the wild, it would be unable to survive without the use of that leg, so we did the right thing by taking it in. Ultimately they would like to have the bird fully recover and return it to the wild, but if not, I'm hoping that they will be able to keep it in captivity there at the zoo. It is an educational facility with lots of kids visiting year round. The kids would be thrilled to go back out and see their little "friend" again...

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