Texas State Aquarium to Release Rehabilitated Peregrine Falcon at Hazel Bazemore Park

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – On Thursday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m., the Texas State Aquarium’s Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital will release a rehabilitated peregrine falcon back into its natural habitat at the Hazel Bazemore Park in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The peregrine falcon was brought into the Second Chances hospital in December 2016 with a fracture to its left humerus, a bone in the bird’s wing. Due to the severity of the fracture, Second Chances staff originally believed the bird had a low chance of recovering enough to fly. The Second Chances staff veterinarian, Dr. David Stelling, performed three surgeries on the bird and implemented a new medical device called an external fixator to aid in its healing process. After a long recovery, the peregrine falcon has now regained its ability to fly.

Second Chances credits attentive citizens for bringing this bird into the hospital before it sustained further injuries. If you find an injured or orphaned animal, please contact the Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital immediately at (361) 881-1210. To learn more about the Second Chances program and to donate, visit texasstateaquarium.org/conservation/second-chance-wildlife-rehabilitation-program/.

What: Photo/video/interview opportunity: Release of rehabilitated peregrine falcon

When: Thursday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Hazel Bazemore Park, Corpus Christi, TX