Falcon Euthanized At Wildlife Center

Posted: January 25, 2013

WAYNESBORO (AP) — The Wildlife Center of Virginia has euthanized a peregrine falcon that was part of an education program.

Veterinarians decided to euthanize the falcon Thursday because of an inflammatory foot condition that had required three previous surgeries. The Virginian-Pilot reports the condition in the falcon’s left foot had become significantly worse.

The falcon was found with a broken wing in Chesapeake in 2010 and couldn’t fly well enough to be released. Since then, it had appeared in 113 education programs.