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New Species360 Member Teton Raptor Center serves as critical base for raptor conservation across vast western region of the United States

With only four centers currently serving Wyoming’s raptors, injured raptors sometimes need to travel hundreds of miles to get the care they need. Teton Raptor Center partnered with regional fish and wildlife organizations to establish a Raptor Rescue Network to transport injured birds. In 2020, RRN volunteers drove 51 injured raptors 9,806 miles and donated over 160 hours of their personal time! (Photo courtesy of Teton Raptor Center)

New Species360 member Teton Raptor Center advances raptor conservation through rescue, rehabilitation, education, and research. Staff care for over 130 injured birds each year at a full equipped rehabilitation facility, and the non-profit has coordinated with Wyoming Game and Fish Department and others to establish a Raptor Rescue Network.

New member Teton Raptor Center began when two field biologists working in Grand Teton National Park began caring for injured raptors out of their home. Now the non-profit cares for over 130 injured birds each year at a full equipped rehabilitation facility, and has expanded their mission to include a Raptor Rescue Network that coordinates the efforts of Rehab Centers, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, veterinarians, and volunteers to ensure that every injured raptor has access to rehabilitation.

As a member of Species360, Teton Raptor Center will contribute to and benefit from essential data on the care and conservation of raptors. Its veterinarians and staff will use the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to access data on global medical norms, conditions and treatments for raptors. Its teams will also use ZIMS to record and monitor the care and treatment of individual raptors, providing ongoing insight to their rehabilitation.

More than 1,200 wildlife institutions, aquatic, zoo, and conservation associations in 99 countries participate in Species360 and use ZIMS to manage the care of individual animals. Together, these Species360 members curate and share information on reproduction, aging, disease, causes of injury, and the treatment and rehabilitation of species. This data bridges gaps in what is known about species, and serves a vital role in improving the welfare of wildlife.

Learn more about Species360 members here.

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