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Gold & Platinum Level Adopters of Lethe:

The Page Family • Marty Meckel & Tom Dixon • Noel Dietz • Ann Samsell • Diane Simmons • Jennifer Barker & Joseph Morris

Lethe hatched in 2000 and was raised at a wildlife rehabilitation center in California. Despite precautions to keep him from imprinting on humans, he became highly socialized. Upon being released at a state park, he kept coming down to people to bite at their shoelaces. Even after he was returned to human care and housed with other Turkey Vultures for several months, he still approached people with no fear. Lethe joined Cascades’ ambassador team in April 2001.

Lethe, like all Turkey Vultures, is intelligent and curious, frequently coming right up to the front of his aviary to observe visitors. During education programs he can often be seen sunbathing, an important behavior that wild vultures use to keep their feathers clean and free of parasites.

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