A bit of history on the raptor — Peregrine Falcons were nearly wiped out from pesticide poisoning in eastern North America during the middle of the 20th century, the Peregrine made a come back through the captive breeding efforts of professional falconers.
The Swainson’s hawk arrived at DVWRS as a malnourished youngster. Under Evelyn’s care for months, the raptor was then ready to be returned to Fallon. One of the DVWRS volunteers did the release.
A baby jackrabbit will receive TLC while at DVWR. Cornered by a dog, the baby was retrieved and arrived as a 5 day old leveret, the name for a baby jackrabbit. Even though they are called jackrabbits, the baby is a hare, differing from rabbits with larger size, longer ears and longer hind legs.