TRC in the 21st Century
May 16, 2024
The Raptor Center

TRC is entrusted with the emergency care of an endangered California condor, demonstrating its reputation for excellence.

TRC hosts its first Care and Management of Captive Raptors four-day workshop, complementing its “Raptors in Captivity: Guidelines for Care and Management” book and expanding its reach in helping people improve the welfare of ambassador raptors nationwide.

TRC’s hospital equipment modernizes, including digital radiography, thanks to a grant from the Katherine B. Anderson Fund of the St. Paul Foundation.

TRC admits its 20,000th patient, an adult red-tailed hawk.

TRC celebrates its 40th anniversary and breaks ground on new outdoor housing for education ambassadors and hospital patients, elevating the quality of care TRC can provide to raptors.

TRC establishes Raptor Academy, a collection of professional learning opportunities, and receives a grant to create an online learning environment, removing geographic and monetary barriers to expand global learning in raptor care and rehabilitation.

The first time TRC’s hospital admits more than 1,000 patients in a single year, making TRC one of the busiest raptor centers in the world.

TRC is asked to join a coalition and implement a mitigation plan to protect Galápagos hawks during rodent eradication on several islands in Galápagos.

TRC readmits its oldest previous patient, a 21-year-old bald eagle from Minneapolis.

The Susan P. Wilder Visitor Center renovation is completed and open to the public, enabling TRC to educate and inspire over 100,000 guests every year.

A new grant-funded initiative, Partners for Wildlife (P4W) is created, sharing the level of world-class wildlife welfare performed by TRC with wildlife rehabilitators treating all species across seven states.

Dr. Victoria Hall joins TRC as the Redig Endowed Chair in Ecosystem Health.

Dr. Julia Ponder steps down as executive director and Dr. Victoria Hall steps into the role.

TRC admits its 30,000th patient, an adult red-tailed hawk.

TRC leads the wildlife rehab world in response to highly pathogenic avian influenza, a disease fatal to many raptors and evolved to impact mammals, threatening the ability to care for wildlife in rehab settings.