What makes a raptor - Part 3, keen eyesight

The eyes of a raptor vary species to species to match their specific hunting and life style, but all species share the same trait of having extremely keen and powerful eyes.

What makes a raptor - Part 2, sharp talons

Raptor talons do more than just grab prey, and each species has unique adaptations to make it more successful

What makes a raptor - Part 1, hooked beaks

Raptors have a combination of unique features, including a hooked, sharp beak. Beaks help a raptor eat, preen, and even FLY!

A pillar to our community

The Raptor Center (TRC) remembers the legacy of Paul Verret, longtime supporter and friend who recently passed.

Outdoor Investigations in the STEM Classroom

Funded by the Cargill Foundation, OISC aims to bringing a STEM-based curriculum, Raptor Lab, into classrooms in underserved communities in Minneapolis, its northern and western suburbs, and St. Paul.

Reaching new heights

Virtual programs take flight

Celebrity rehab, The Raptor Center style

In late July, a little “stardust” settled on the clinic as a celebrity made a visit. His name? Orton, the male breeding peregrine falcon from Rochester, Minnesota.

A basic need

Nutrition’s fundamental role in raptor rehabilitation

Victoria Hall to assume leadership of The Raptor Center

On January 1st, The Raptor Center will enter a new era as it welcomes Victoria Hall, DVM, MS, DACVPM as the third director in its almost 50-year history.

Images worth 1,000 words

Perhaps the most important piece of equipment you will find in The Raptor Center clinic is a radiograph machine.