Raptor Education In the West

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Kate Davis began life with a love of animals and by junior high school in 1973, she was caring for mammals and raptors with the Cincinnati Zoo Junior Zoologists Club. She provided educational programs at the zoo and in the community, as well as illustrating their publications and doing taxidermy work. Kate received a degree in Zoology from the University of Montana in 1982. She went on to start the non-profit educational organization: Raptors of the Rockies which is now in its 29th year. The organization keeps 14 non-releasable and falconry birds including Golden Eagles, a Pygmy-Owl, and an Aplomado Falcon from The Peregrine Fund. Kate and birds have provided more than 1600 programs for 130,000 people, “appear” on Montana Public Radio every two months, and performed a TEDx Talk with the Great Horned Owl, Jillian.

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