Petey (Northern Pygmy Owl)
Petey was transferred to the Alaska Raptor Center from the Juneau Raptor Center. He was found outside an auto parts store with a broken wing. Petey was sent to us for surgery to repair the wing, but he is as small as a songbird and it was very difficult to attempt surgery on the wing. Our veterinarian decided it was best to let the bones heal on their own. Petey can fly short distances, but he makes a lot of noise when he flies and therefore is not releasable. Owls rely on their silent flight to catch their prey and survive.
The Alaska Raptor Center’s Adopt-A-Raptor program allows people around the world to help us care for Alaska’s wild birds. By becoming an adoptive “parent,” you help support the daily care, feeding and any required medical treatment for your adopted bird.
Adoptive “parents” receive an official adoption certificate, a photograph and biography of the adopted bird, natural history information, and a one-year membership to the Alaska Raptor Center. As a member you will receive a 10% discount on all of our gift shop items in future purchases.
Teachers also can bring Alaska’s wildlife into their classrooms with the Alaska Raptor Center’s “Adopt-A-Raptor” program. Classes help provide for the daily care, feeding and medical treatment of their adopted bird. In return, teachers receive curriculum materials to help plan lessons on raptors and their habitats; an adoption certificate and photo of the adopted bird to display in the classroom; natural history and information on the bird; and a one-year membership to the Alaska Raptor Center. Most important, the students learn about stewardship and caring for wild animals, building a foundation and appreciation for nature conservation they can develop as they grow.
Thank you for your support and congratulations!