Volta (Bald Eagle)
Volta was found injured on the ground after flying into a power line on the Sitka waterfront in 1992. He was brought to the Alaska Raptor Center suffering from concussion, electrocution, and several bone fracture injuries. Most of Volta’s injuries healed perfectly, but the coracoid on his right side was partially destroyed in the collision. The coracoid is a small bone in a bird’s shoulder that is critical for gaining lift in flight, and without it Volta cannot take flight from the ground or a perch, making him non-releasable.
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!