Peregrine Falcon

Raptor Info

Name Horus
Species Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Hatch Date: 2019
Sex: Male
Reason Non-Releasable: Retired Falconry Bird
Weight: 1 lb
Joined TRC Team: February 2024
Favorite Enrichment: Boxes with newspaper to shred
Fun Fact: Peregrines’ nests are simply a scrape in the dirt or gravel of a cliff ledge, building alcove, or nest structure.

Horus came to Teton Raptor Center after retiring from a falconry propagation program in Montanna. He had hunted previously as a falconry bird and has been learning all the skills to become an avian ambassador. The name Horus comes from the falcon headed god in the ancient Egyptian religion. Horus was known as the god of kingship, healing, protection, the sun, and the sky. This name was submitted by a member of the public and picked by Horus in a naming bracket. Peregrine falcons are the fastest animals in the world and can dive at over 240 miles per hour when in pursuit of their prey.

Photo credit: TRC Staff

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