Knowing the physical characteristics that define a raptor is important for rehabilitation to be successful. This course provides insight into a raptor’s bone structure, muscle placement, and feathers, which all work in unison to create the movements necessary for critical activities such as flight. You’ll also get a peek at the five senses, focusing on adaptations used for sight and hearing, and you’ll discover how decreased function of these senses affects a raptor’s ability to survive in the wild.
This self study is worth 0.75 self-reported continuing education credit.
About The Raptor Center:
Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center sees around 1,000 sick and injured raptors each year in our clinic, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations. An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation.