Igor is a permanently injured turkey vulture. Despite the name, Igor is a female. She was found in the spring of 2001 wandering around the grounds of Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Upon further inspection it was discovered that Igor had a detached retina in her left eye and an old healed fracture in her left wing. She is currently being featured in our Birds of Prey, Animals We Love to Hate, and Wildlife as Meteorologists programs.
Ichabod the Turkey Vulture
Ichabod is a male turkey vulture who suffered eye and head trauma from an unknown injury.
Falco the American Kestrel
In March, 2002, Mr. and Mrs. Van traveled to the Back to the Wild rehabilitation facility in Castalia, Ohio to bring home some birds from Back to the Wild. While there, we "adopted" a permanently injured, non-releasable male American Kestrel. The kestrel was born in 2001 and, while a fledgling, was caught by a cat and suffered permanent tendon and nerve damage. We have named him Falco since he is not only a member of the falcon family, but the smallest member.
Kiki the American Kestrel
Introducing Kiki, our female American kestrel. Kiki, who joined us in the Spring of 2004, is named for the "call" that the kestrel makes. She is suffering from an irreparable wing injury, and, therefore, cannot survive in the wild.
Bella the Red-Tailed Hawk
Bella is a female red-tailed hawk who came to us from the Columbus Airport area with a wing injury. We received a call from Angela Miller at the Senior Times reporting that they'd been observing a downed hawk on their property for a few days. They'd made calls to several agencies but had heard nothing back until they reached us through one of our vets. An examination of the hawk revealed no apparent fractures, but she was rather thin and was having difficulty flying. Sadly, Bella never improved her ability to fly and could not be released, so she now lives with Scarlet, and, during the summer months, with Igor the Turkey Vulture.
Apollo the Red-Tailed Hawk
Apollo is a male red-tailed hawk who was injured when his nest tree was cut down. He lives with Scarlet and Bella.
Edgar the American Crow
Edgar, for Edgar Allen Crow of course, came to us imprinted. He'd been raised illegally by someone who found him when he was young. We tried to help him regain his natural fear of humans by placing him with our own Velcrow. Unfortunately, he still greets us at the aviary door and will eat out of our hands, therefore he is non-releasable and will be incorporated into programs and keep Velcrow company.
Velcrow the American Crow
Velcrow suffers from a permanent wing injury and has found his home with Ohio Nature Education. As a clear demonstration as to how smart the crow species is, Velcrow often loves to hide various items throughout his cage.
Artemis the Red Shouldered Hawk
Artemis, a female red shouldered hawk, was found by an employee of the Licking Park District after being hit by a car in Licking County.
Henna the Red Shouldered Hawk
Henna is a male red shouldered hawk who came to Ohio Nature Education from a wildlife rehabilitation center in Lake County, Ohio.