Adopt Ferrug the Ferruginous Hawk




Ferrug was rescued on Rowe Mesa near Glorieta, New Mexico in the summer of 1996. The ulna and radius were fractured in his right wing, most likely from being hit by a car. Although he was given the best veterinary care possible, these injuries did not heal well and resulted in a frozen wrist and elbow. Ferrug is fully retired from attending education programs and lives in a specialized mews with ramps to increase his mobility and to ensure that he can access his perches. Ferrug’s injury is one that we understand would make him a candidate for euthanasia by today’s wellness standards for raptors. However, all raptor rescue cases should be considered individually, and our sweet Ferrug continues to enjoy a very high quality of life.


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