Adopt Quemado the Red-tailed Hawk
Quemado arrived at Hawks Aloft on July 14, 1995 from Kirtland Air Force Base. Witnesses saw the juvenile hawk being mobbed and harassed by American Crows; in attempting to escape, he flew into a power line and fell to the ground. Raptors generally do not survive electrocution, but luckily Quemado was rushed to a rehabilitator and received immediate care. Part of his left wing and the fourth toe on his right foot were removed because of the damage from the electric current that traveled through his body when he hit the power line. As a result, he cannot fly and uses specialized ramps to reach his perches. He is fully retired and lives with Jamaica in what is currently Hawks Aloft’s largest mews. His name, Quemado, translates to “burned.”
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