(Wilson, Wyo.) - Yesterday, the Teton Raptor Center (TRC) announced on their Facebook page
that their resident Peregrine Falcon, Baxter, had died.
"Baxter came to TRC in 2014 after suffering wing injuries from a car strike
as a young bird which left him unable to fly. These injuries required
additional surgery 2 weeks ago to help alleviate discomfort. Complications
developed over the past 48 hours that he was unable to overcome despite
extensive and tireless efforts by our staff and veterinarian, Dr. Heather
Carleton," stated the post on the page.
On the page, TRC posted some facts about Baxter:
- Days in the wild before car strike: ~56
- Days with Ironside Bird Rescue in Rehabilitation: ~135
- # of Days on the Teton Raptor Center Education Ambassador Team: 514
- # of programs he participated in: 291
- # of people he educated: 23,207
- # lessons he taught us about how to understand and respect his wild
- Value of his impact for the world of conservation: PRICELESS
"Baxter is not a bird that we will forget. His contributions to the world
of conservation were significant and his absence will be felt by our staff,
volunteers and visitors for years to come," the post said.
Read more about Baxter here.
*Feature Photo: h/t Lisa Friesecke / Teton Raptor Center / Pitchengine