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“Wyoming”

Ferruginous Hawk 
Buteo regalis

As his name suggests, our ferruginous hawk is originally from Cody, Wyoming, where a fracture caused the right elbow joint to be permanently frozen at the wrong angle. Today, his wing droops dramatically, and he cannot fly. Yet he is still a very well-traveled bird: He lived at a rehabilitation center/wildlife museum in California for several years before coming to VINS in 2006.
Visitors to VINS love to see this special and unfamiliar species. Lucky visitors may hear Wyoming use a plaintive-sounding cry to call to the red-tailed hawks in the next enclosure. He enjoys tearing the chicken wings and rabbit heads that our rehabilitators give him as “treats”!
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. Wyoming receives a variety of nutritious foods, including mice, rat, and rabbit.
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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