Taka, male based on size, was an adult when he was brought to UC Davis Veterinary School's raptor center in September 2001. He had an open fracture of the right wrist and possible pelvic fracture. Having been found by a citizen alongside a road, it was originally thought that he was hit by car, however x-rays revealed that he had been shot. After medical care and rehabilitation, his wing did not heal with sufficient extension to enable him to fly well enough for hunting or migration. After spending time with another education program in California, Taka joined the Cascades Raptor Center's Education Team in April 2003. He is an avid nest builder in the spring and summer. However, he is always ready to take a break from building to meet visitors. The word Taka is Japanese for “hawk”. Taka is part of the outreach team.
Adoptive "Parents" of Taka:
Karen Olch • Spencer Small • Ann & Robert Schmidt
Hannah Smith & The Smithweilands - In memory of Canyon McCardel
Rick & Sharon Edwards • Kelly Ann Fukuhara • Magi Oriah Nock
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