Birds Of Prey
Igor, the Black vulture, is imprinted on people and is non releasable. He was stolen from the wild as a chick and raised by people. When he got older, they realized that a vulture was not a good pet and tried to release him back to the wild. Igor then became a local nuisance and kept approaching people in the wild begging for food. The wildlife officers confiscated Igor and he became a permanent resident of Raptor Hallow Sanctuary.
Puke is a Turkey Vulture and came from an education facility in New York. They had a total of 3 education turkey vultures and needed to rehome one of them. Puke is from the wild, but he was hit by a car and has neurological damage that deemed him non-releasable.
Cherokee: Red-tailed hawk, he was hit by a car when he was a fledgling which resulted in the loss of his eye. During his initial rehabilitation he came down with the West Nile Virus which caused changes in his vision which made him non-releasable. Cherokee is a permanent resident of Raptor Hallow Sanctuary.
Thunder, the male Harris Hawk, came from a falconer in West Virginia. He was hatched in captivity to be an ambassador for his wild counterparts. He shows off his amazing flying ability for thousands of guests every year in our education programs.
Sammie, the male Harris hawk, is a retired falconer’s bird. While he was hunting, he got electrocuted and lost portions of his talons which rendered him not able to do his job anymore. With not being able to help his falconer he would have been euthanized so Sammie became an educational ambassador for Raptor Hallow Sanctuary.
Guinness, the female Red-tailed Hawk, came from a rehab and education facility in Michigan. She used to be a falconer’s bird but had developed arthritis in her left wing and could not fly fast enough to catch prey. She was transferred to us to use in our education programs.
Oakley is Barred Owl and came from a rehabilitation facility. Oakley’s age is unknown. He/She was hit by a car and it unfortunately damaged his wing to the point that he cannot fly; therefore, making Oakley non-releasable in the wild.
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Enzo is a Eurasian Eagle Owl; which are native to Europe and Asia. He was hatched in captivity to be an ambassador for his wild counterparts. He is one of the largest owl species in the world and loves to show off his 6-foot wingspan.
Bella is a Barn Owl. Bella was hatched in captivity to be an ambassador for her wild counterparts. Barn Owls are a threatened species in Ohio, and she loves to help us spread awareness on how we can help repopulate the wild populations.
Seqouia a female juvenile Bald Eagle. She fell out of her nest as a chick and has severe scar tissues built up on her right wing. She can only fly up to 75 feet before she gets tired and has to land on the ground or a perch. Due to this, she cannot be released into the wild.