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North America’s smallest falcon is also the most widespread. Normally hunts from a high perch, swooping down to capture prey. They have a wide variety of prey options and individuals will often specialize in one type or another.

Animals at the Zoo Durian – Rescued in 2020 – Blind Trillium- Donated from Rehabilitator 2021 Eddy and Ozzy- Rescued in 2021 Description (mephitis mephitis) A stout, short-limbed animal with…

A long-legged, yet diminutive owl that hunts mostly at dusk and night. They’ll swoop down from a perch, hover over a field and dive, or even run along the ground to catch their prey in their talons.

Highly adaptive, large, North American squirrel.  In most parts of Southern California their upper body is brown/grey with a brown/orange underside.

Stellars Jay Indigo

Very common in western forests; predominantly located in coniferous woods. Mostly lives in flocks except when nesting.

One of the most abundant ducks in the world and the ancestor to most blood lines of domestic ducks. They forage in water by dabbing or submerging their head and neck; on land, they graze, pluck seeds and will even grub for roots

One of the most intelligent species of bird. Very social – may gather in communal roosts of many thousands in a single grove. They are very opportunistic when it comes to feeding – which they mostly do on the ground.

A long-winged, dark-feathered, high-soaring bird of North America. Unlike most birds who are thought to have a poor sense of smell, the Turkey Vulture can locate carrion by odor.

Large rodents most common to the Western U.S. and Southern Canada. Their populations are large and not threatened. They normally live in small colonies of 10-20 individuals; They will generally use/dig multiple burrows for hibernation and for safety. These burrows can end up being quite an intricate network underground. They can be highly social animals and will vocalize in a variety of ways to warn the colony about possible threats.

One of North America’s largest birds with a wingspan up to 9 feet!! Pelicans don’t carry food in their pouches, they use them to scoop up food but will swallow their catch before flying off.