Species: Red-tailed Hawk
Hatch Date: Spring 2002
Reason for Captivity: Vision damage from car strike
Weight: ~2.7 lbs. (a two slice toaster)
Joined TRC Team: 2004 (One of TRC's three original Resident Raptors)
Ruby is a female Red-tailed Hawk that was originally treated at a rehabilitation center in California after being struck by a vehicle. After caring for Ruby for some time, it became apparent that she had lost most of her eyesight as a result of head trauma sustained in the collision. Ruby needed a permanent home and was transferred to Teton Raptor Center from California several years ago.
Photo Credit: Rebecca Bredehoft and TRC Staff