Hoku was illegally taken from the nest as a youngster in Wisconsin in 2012. After being kept and imprinted by humans, and suffering a possible West Nile Virus infection, he was 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 did education programs. In September 2015, he joined the Cascades Raptor Center’s Education Team. He is very fond of his baths and has taken on the nickname “The Hurricane” by several staff and volunteers.
Adoptive "Parents" of Hoku:
Monica Kundl • Cyrus Enschede • Molly Fornhoff
Hinckley/Huff Family in honor of Hedy • Sharon Henry Jones
Mike Van • Braden Robinson • Richard Early
Margaret & John Fouts • Duke Manning
Becki Quick • Taylor Wolf • Oliver Gonzales
Todd & Julie Trierweiler • Barton Taylor • Bela Dedrick