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Hoku was illegally taken as a nestling in Wisconsin in 2012. After becoming imprinted on humans, then contracting a possible West Nile Virus infection, he was finally turned over to a licensed rehabilitation facility. Not having learned the important skills needed for survival on his own, he was transferred to a falconer in Oklahoma, where he taught education programs. In September of 2015, he joined Cascades Raptor Center’s education team.

Hoku is fond of frequent baths, and the vigor with which he takes them has given rise to his nickname: “The Hurricane”. He is also working on his people skills as he teaches guests all about this impressive and tiny falcon species.

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Adoptive “Parents” of Hoku:
Patty Smiley • Monica Kundl • Weston Charbonneau • Mountain Rose Herbs

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Cascades Raptor Center

Founded 1990
501(c)3 Non Profit
Fed ID 93-1038827

32275 Fox Hollow Rd.
Eugene, OR 97405

541-485-1320

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