FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Employees and volunteers at the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center (WVRRC) recently witnessed something they have never seen before.
The WVRRC’s mission is to rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned birds of prey while providing environmental education programs to the public for the benefit of all living things.
That is until now.
Book said employees and volunteers noticed Rusty, a female red-tailed hawk, laid three eggs while in custody at the center. He said one of those three eggs hatched and a baby red-tailed hawk was born about two weeks ago.
“It’s a unique situation,” Book said.
He said it is a one-of-a-kind situation for a couple of different reasons.
In the WVRRC’s 32 years of existence a bird has never been born in captivity until this year…