Santa Fe Raptor Center running out of money

Posted at: 12/17/2012 7:36 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A nonprofit group in Santa Fe that aims to rehabilitate wild birds of prey that have been injured by flying into barbed wire fences, being shot or by other causes is facing a funding crisis.

The Santa Fe New Mexican quotes Santa Fe Raptor Center co-founder Lori Paras as saying her group is projected to be out of funds by the end of January.

The center is facing the challenge of feeding more birds than usual this year. It now has about 21 birds, more than double its usual capacity.

The birds include golden eagles, turkey vultures, screech owls, Mississippi kites, a red-tailed hawk and a peregrine falcon. Some birds stay for as little as two weeks, while others are in residence for more than a year.

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