08062018 Turkey Vulture - 1
This juvenile vulture was found down on the ground in Syracuse, IN. It had apparently fallen from its nest and had no obvious injuries. It was taken to our treatment and recovery unit in Fort Wayne where we administered fluids but its weight was within normal limits so it was fed the next day. It stayed in the recovery unit until August 14th at which time it was moved to our larger outdoor facility where it could continue to grow big and strong!
On August 20th, we creance flew him and he did very well. However he is still too young to release so he will remain with us a bit longer.
On September 16th, he was transferred to our partner rehabber so that he can continue to strengthen those flying muscles in their large flight pen.
On October 25, 2018 this vulture was released in Rochester, IN on property that contains a population of adult vultures in hopes that this juvenile will connect with them in preparation for their southerly migration.