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How a raptor center rehabilitates injured birds
8/16/2019

When a bird is brought to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine's Raptor Center, staff check vital signs; take blood samples, cultures of open wounds and X-rays; treat injuries; and evaluate behavior. Most are returned to the wild after they heal, but some have injuries that are too extensive and others lose their fear of humans, making them better candidates for permanent residence.

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