| Aug 6, 2020
This Summer Has "Flown" By!
Edgar the raven enjoying his new & improved perch
It's hard to believe that the summer is coming to an end! Our raptors are having plenty of fun in the sun in their outdoor enclosures this summer, despite it being a much calmer season than usual. Thankfully, the birds are still getting plenty of interaction: Apollo the Barred Owl and Jackson the Mississippi Kite have been "frequent flyers" in our Virtual Animal Encounters, and all of the birds had a blast at our Fly Thru in June (a drive-thru style animal program!).
Our Conservation team has been hard at work making improvements on enclosures this summer: installing new tables and perches, sprucing up interiors, fixing doors, and more. It takes a good deal of time and materials to keep these enclosures in tip-top shape, and it's all thanks to your support!
With a slower summer season, we'e also had a chance to do some sprucing up outside of the enclosures as well. A talented artist and Biology teacher in the community has begun a fantastic mural on Bella the Great Horned Owl's enlclosure. Take a look! How many of the birds do you recognize?
While we have thankfully been able to run summer camps at a reduced capacity with safety protocols in place, animal care--including food, medications/supplements, and enclosure maintenance--must carry on as usual, and the costs are the same to us. We are committed to providing the highest quality care possible to our 24 Ambassador Animals, and we can't do it without you! Your contribution today enables us to be here for you tomorrow.
Thank you so much for your support--stay healthy and safe!
Mural (in progress!) on Bella's enclosure