The bird flu is the worst the country has seen since 2015 and has a high mortality rate for raptors.
Alaska reported its first case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in early May, furthering the spread of what is now an international bird flu outbreak.
The good Samaritan was aware of the risks — she’s a five-year veteran of Sitka’s search and rescue team.
One of the rescue animals at Sitka’s Fortress of the Bear was euthanized Thursday. Balloo, a 7-year-old brown bear, lived the entirety of his adult life at the educational rescue center, which is permitted by the state to raise orphaned bear cubs and sees tens of thousands of visitors a year. He had lost mobility in…
During her decade-plus career, she saw the center expand and develop into a world-class attraction.
It’s not every day you see a Western screech owl. However, if you’re lucky, Peanut may look your way the next time if you’re ever at the Alaska Raptor Center.
When an eagle dies in Alaska, its feathers may end up in a powwow – or on a graduation cap – somewhere in the Lower 48. That’s because of a federal program connecting tribes, raptor centers and wildlife officials.