This mature Turkey Vulture was found after it crash landed on a woman's home south of the town of Jackson. Luckily our research team was in the area, and they went out on the rescue! This patient had multiple wounds throughout its body that were infected and was very thin. He also was missing all of his tail feathers, which explains why he crash landed. He is currently on antibiotics to treat his infection.
Update: This feisty bird is working on molting its flight feathers, and growing back in downey and coverts. Coming up on a full year here at the raptor center, this turkey vulture is flight training, and getting as much time outside sunning itself as possible. Turkey vultures have officially returned to the valley, so release is in sight!
Date Admitted: 5-2-19
Location Found: Jackson, WY