This Turkey Vulture arrived on October 2nd, 2020. Like many of the critters arriving to our rescue center, it is an ongoing process to figure out what the problems are and how best to work towards recovery.
After much evaluation, observation and care, this Turkey Vulture was released on October 31st.
Earlier Turkey Vulture Release video
Processing Food video
* please be advised it contains food processing and is age restricted *
An injured Turkey Vulture arrived on September 30, 2018. After an exam, Martin discovered a break on his wing. It would take some time to confirm how the bird was healing, so for many months, the treatment was a dark, quiet place for the bird to heal.
The Turkey Vulture stayed nearly eight months as Martin monitored the health of the wing by periodic examinations and x-rays.
On May 15th, the well fed, healed, threatening and hissing Turkey Vulture was flying well and ready to return to the wild.
This video includes a few follow-up visits with animals introduced previously, as well a quick glance in on our Wildlife Ambassadors during mealtime.
First up, are a couple looks in with the Halloween Turkey Vulture. This vulture has a broken wing and is still recovering. Very wild, and getting stronger, the vulture hisses plenty at Susan and Martin when they enter the chamber to provide food. Visits with recovering animals are kept to a minimum to keep them calm.
The Golden Eagle that was hit by a car and had a concussion and neurological issues is moved back into the larger chamber. He gave some fight to Martin when approached. We are pleased to see the eagle’s fight and strength returning.
Also included in this video is a snippet of one of Martin’s many educational presentations with the Wildlife Ambassadors. With female Prairie Falcon, Cirrus, on his arm, Martin tells the story of another female prairie falcon he worked with who was not nearly as sweet as Cirrus.
This Turkey Vulture arrived in late September. After an initial examination, Martin expressed concerned for one of the vulture’s wings. The vulture is still recovering, and was moved to a larger chamber a couple weeks ago.