MU raptor rehab project gives birds a second chance

Participants in the MU veterinary medicine school volunteer with the Raptor Rehabilitation Project, helping to heal injured birds of prey from around Mid Missouri. The group cares for a wide variety of species, including owls, hawks and a turkey vulture. Ultimately, they try to re-release the animals, while closely monitoring their health. Students get hands on veterinary experience with the birds and the birds get a second lease on life. Some birds which are not healthy enough to be re-released become education birds, helping to teach the public about the unique creatures.

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