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Support Wildlife Education, Conservation, and Rehabilitation Today!
The Southeastern Raptor Center at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has a three-fold mission— education, conservation, and rehabilitation.
The program is managed through the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine with the permission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Since its inception in the mid-1970s, the center has rehabilitated and released thousands of injured birds of prey, and educated more than 1 million visitors about raptors and other forms of wildlife. The uniquely-Auburn tradition of an eagle circling free-flight around Jordan-Hare Stadium before each home football game is due to the training and support of the center’s conservation message.
The birds of prey used in our educational programs are animals that cannot be released back into their natural habitat because they have suffered a permanent injury or have developed an unnatural association with humans, known as “imprinting”.
You can join The Southeastern Raptor Center in sharing the important story of conservation, education and rehabilitation. The Adopt-A-Raptor initiative enables donors to help support the feeding, training, housing, husbandry and medical care for one of our resident raptors.
These symbolic adoptions are an exciting to participate in wildlife stewardship while creating a personal connection with one of nature’s unique creatures. Adoptions also make unique gifts.
Donation levels range from $50 to $1,000 per year. To begin supporting one of the Southeastern Raptor Center’s resident raptors, complete your online adoption today or contact the center for details.
Donations are tax deductible. Patrons can choose to receive the fulfillment package associated with each adoption, or allow 100% of their donation to be used to support the program.