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“Wyoming”

Ferruginous Hawk 
Buteo regalis

In Cody, WY, this hawk experienced a fracture causing his right wing near the elbow joint to be permanently frozen at the wrong angle, leaving him unable to fly. Wyoming lived at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, CA, for several years before coming to VINS in 2006.
Visitors love to see this special and unfamiliar species. Residing primarily in the intermountain west, Ferruginous Hawks are the largest species of hawk in North America. However, they are specially adapted to hunt smaller prey, such as ground squirrels. Ferruginous Hawks are typically seen with a variety of color patterns, ranging from a reddish-chocolate dark morph, to Wyoming himself, who is a light morph.
The Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation ensures that all exhibit birds have comfortable enclosures and necessary medical care. Wyoming cannot reach some of the feathers on his injured wing, so our rehabilitation staff help preen these feathers during his biannual health checks. 
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Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Ferruginous Hawk, Wyoming, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

January $25 Special

Adopt Wyoming for $25 and receive an Adoption Certificate, Species Fact Sheet and Digital Photo.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Digital Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Behind-the-Scenes Tour