Titus is a barn owl who came to RRCA in the spring of 2017. Titus was found as a nestling near a creek on the ground near Hot Springs, AR and unable to be placed with other rehab barn owls due to her size and frail health. Had Titus not been hand raised, she undoubtedly would have died. Due to imprinting on a human, she is unable to be released into the wild, but is perfectly happy to have our volunteers treat her like the queen she knows she is!
The barn owl, (Tyto Alba) is the most widely distributed species of owls and one of the most widespread of all birds. Rodenticides (rat poison) have had an impact on the population of barn owls. In captivity, it's possible for Titus to live 20+ years.
Shaheen the Anatums Peregrine Falcon came to RRCA during the summer of 2013. Shaken was banded along with two other siblings in Kansas, MO. Although one sibling was found dead in MO after leaving the nest, Shaheen made it to Searcy, AR before an accident left him with a broken right wing tip so he now proudly represents his species at our shows.
The peregrine (Falco Peregrines) is known as the fastest animal in the world, reaching speeds of over 200 miles per hour in a dive or "stoop"! Peregrine falcons feed primarily on other birds in the wild. In captivity, it's possible for Shaheen to live 25 years. Given the estimation that 60% of peregrine falcons will not survive past one year old in the wild, Shaheen is pretty happy to be an education ambassador.
Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas and our Education Ambassadors provide outreach programs to the public. Our goal is to educate the public about birds of prey, their role in our environment, and laws concerning migratory birds.
We have programs for private presentations, birthday parties, corporate functions, churches, state parks, and civic groups.
Our programs can be tailored to meet your needs. Contact us to schedule a presentation!