Adopt an Animal
By participating in our Adopt-an-Animal Program, you ensure that our animals receive the care and attention they deserve. Your symbolic adoption helps provide food, vet care, and enrichment, allowing our animals to live happy, healthy lives and continue their roles as educators! Thank you!
The striped skunk came to Eagle Bluff in the fall of 2018 at 4 months old. She is the first mammal to join the animal education team. In order to ensure we were acquiring a healthy skunk, we went through an USDA approved breeder based in Iowa. As of fall 2019, she has only been in a handful or programs, but we are hoping to increase her public appearances over the next school year.
Our Turkey Vulture hatched in the spring of 2003. He was found by a person who thought he was abandoned, so they brought the vulture home with them to care for him. Unfortunately, this caused the vulture to imprint on humans meaning he prefers the company of humans more than his own species. He joined our raptor team in August 2011.
The Red-Tailed Hawk was our first education bird. She was hatched in the spring on 2000. During her first year, the hawk was hit by a car near Chicago, Illinois. Because the tip of her wing was too damaged, they amputated it, making full flight impossible. The Red-Railed Hawk arrived at here at Eagle Bluff in March 2001.
Our resident Barred Owl was hit by a car in December 2001 near Chicago, Illinois. The impact broke her right wing in several places. She also suffered head trauma, leaving her mostly blind in her left eye. She arrived here at Eagle Bluff in January 2003.
The American Kestrel is our newest raptor. She arrived from Portland, Oregon in June 2013. During her first year (summer 2012), she was either hit by something or ran into something, injuring her left wing. Because she has never been in programs before, her training is a slow process!
Upon adoption you will receive: