Lorax was found when she was about three weeks old on April 2005 in Pendleton. She was on the ground and suffering from several fractures to the right wing, as well as damage to the elbow and wrist bones, after a fall from her very high nest. The fractures to the radius and ulna would have been difficult to fix in an adult bird, they were nearly impossible in a bird this young, whose bones were still growing. Any injury to or near a joint almost always results in loss of mobility, as the healing done by the body results in calcium deposits that inhibit motion. Because of her young age when coming into human care, Lorax is well socialized to people and has become a valuable member of the Education Team. Lorax loves her toys and has a special location in her enclosure where he caches (stores) them. Lorax is part of the outreach team.
Adoptive "Parents" of Lorax:
Ginny Offenbacher • Alyson & Doug Young
Valerie Viterbi - In loving memory of My Beloved Husband, Alexander J. Viterbi
Theresa O'Brien • Michael Skoyles • The Davini Family
Jennifer Jones– in memory of my father, Glenn Davis
Girl Scout Troop #20395 • Paul McCollum & Helen Hwang