Jacksonville Florida Zoo - 12202016 American Kestrel

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Cause of Admission: 
accidental amputation
UPDATE: 5-21-2017 We were fortunate to find a permanent home for this non-releasable bird. He flew, via Delta, to the Jacksonville, Florida Zoo. We want to thank Fort Wayne Children's Zoo for helping connect us with this kestrel's permanent home.

Unfortunately this little kestrel was accidently shut in a barn door.  The accident instantly amputated his left phalanges and some of his metacarpals.  He is non-releasable.  We are currently trying to train him to the glove to see if he will make a good education bird.

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It's important to rescue, rehab, and share these birds with the community, and we thank our donors and volunteers for making it possible.