Amazon fell from her nest at about one month of age in June 1995. She broke both her wings and wasn't found quickly. Her right wing healed perfectly, but the left wing, which had an open fracture and other complications, did not. Her injuries left her incapable of flight. She has been an amazing contribution to the Cascades Raptor Center education team. Amazon enjoys a multitude of enrichment items (canvas footballs, over-grown vegetables and her dog toy stuffed with llama wool). Using her powerful talons, she destroys her enrichment items and keeps volunteers and staff busy finding new and interesting items that meet her needs. Amazon is part of the training as enrichment team.
Adoptive "Parents" of Amazon:
Patricia Wheeler • Sabine DuToit Fund at The San Diego Foundation
Deborah Sweet • An Admiring Friend • Ian Marriott
Robert Seager - For our always loved -- William Edward, Dorothy May, Donald Barstow, Virginia Ann -- gone but alive in our hearts
Dwight Souers– In loving memory of one of the world's best teachers
Edie Blair • Deborah Garlin & Hayden Northcutt
Diane Hunter and Joan Hedgpeth