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American Kestrel

Darwin, a male American Kestrel, was found when he was about one week old and was raised illegally for about 4 weeks before being taken to the Minnesota Raptor Center in 1999. Because he was raised incorrectly, Darwin is imprinted on humans and is non-releasable.

Darwin is fully-flighted and flies in educational programs.

All of Flint Creek Wildlife's educational animals are non-releasable due to the nature of their injuries.  In other words, animals that cannot survive in their natural habitat because of their injuries have been given a second chance at Flint Creek Wildlife - educating the public while living out their natural lives.