Eastern Wild Turkey
Thanks for the custom harnesses The Parrot University provides for our ambassador education birds. Our newest ambassador is Talulah, an Eastern Wild Turkey.
Talulah came to us as a juvenile with an inability to fly. Upon examination it was determined she had a broken wing of unknown origin. The wing was immobilized, and once the wrappings came off, therapy began. Unable to attain full extension in the muscles, it was apparent she would never be able to fly wild again. After a gentle introduction to life among people, training for education began. Unfortunately, clipping her wings did nothing to dissuade her penchant for mischief or the ability for her strong legs to carry her to heights beyond our reach. Once again The Parrot University created a special harness to solve the problem. We now take daily walks as she becomes increasingly accustomed to this new phase of training.
The Fox Valley Wildlife Center, fvwc.org, located in Elburn, IL, is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We receive no federal or state funding and rely solely on donations and grants. We are a wildlife hospital that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned and injured wildlife. Most of the animals we receive have been impacted by man in some way. Our goal is to release these animals back into the wild because they deserve a second chance.
To help educate the public and raise awareness of living in harmony with our wild neighbors, we offer several education programs to a variety of audiences. Due to the nature of their injuries, some of the animals we treat would not survive on their own in the wild. Many of these then become “education ambassadors” and remain at our facility attending programs as representatives of their species. firstname.lastname@example.org
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