Atlantis Animal Rescue Team Saves Peregrine Falcon

IMG_00000139Recently a Tundra Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus tundrius), was found grounded and unable to fly, close to Royal Towers at Atlantis. The Atlantis Animal Rescue Team responded to the call and provided her with veterinary support, cage rest, and nutritious food. The Atlantis veterinary team gave her a thorough examination upon arrival, and daily checkups to make sure she was responding well to treatment. After 11 days in care, the bird made a full recovery and was released back into the wild.

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Peregrine Falcons are the fastest bird in the world and can reach top speeds over 200mph during a swift dive to ambush prey from above. Specifically the Tundra Peregrine Falcon is a threatened species. It has one of the longest migratory routes in the world ranging from Greenland south to Argentina, covering approximately 15,500 miles per year, using the Bahamas as a common resting site during there migration.

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