Every year, hundreds of raptors are injured and left to die. But thanks to Kent Knowles of the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia, they can be rescued and hopefully be released back into the wild.
Knowles visited science teacher Dr. Peter Mecca’s class on Tuesday to inform the students about the birds, and showcase different birds.
The birds he brought in are ones that are too injury to be released back into the wild and be able to thrive by themselves. So Knowles uses them to inform students about the different kinds of birds.
A lot of the injuries are caused by car accidents to the birds. Knowles says this can be helped by not throwing out your food from your car onto the road. This is not because the birds eat the food, but mice do and the raptors will try to eat those mice, then sometimes tragically meet their fate with a car.
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