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Archimedes was hatched in human care in 2000 for placement in a breeding program in Pennsylvania. Despite many attempts, he was never able to find a compatible female and was sent to Cascades Raptor Center to join the Education Team in February 2006. Archimedes is a visitor favorite and often greets staff and volunteers he knows with a “squeaky tire” vocalization, or excited hoo-hoo sounds.

Archimedes is enthusiastic for training sessions, knowing how to target to various perches, a trainer’s gauntlet, or the scale for morning weigh-ins. He’s also fond of his travel crate, often choosing to go inside even when no one is around to reinforce him with mice. After a training session, he rushes over to his human co-worker to accept his favorite ball, which he carries around his aviary in his talons or beak and caches in the corner for safekeeping.

Spanish bird biographies by CrossCultural Now

Adoptive “Parents” of Archimedes:
Michael & Andrea Pace • Maggie, Miles, Keeghan, Caden, Carsyn & Declan • Violet & Calvin Diehl • Finn, Marc & Jeannine Walker • Anika Lawless • Robin • Clyde Eitenmiller • In memory of Dick Stenard by Stenard/Sabitt/Wayte Families • Savannah Mills & David Miller • Jeff Morey • Cheryl Milas • David Pace • Stu Barr & Family •  Mountain Rose Herbs