Education Ambassadors

Our education ambassadors have disabilities that have rendered them un-releasable. Interested in meeting the animal team? Visit our Education page for a list of program options.

Lucy, Canada Goose
Disability: Imprinted

Illegally taken from the wild and raised by humans, Lucy came to our center as a gosling. She was introduced to flocks of her own kind, but attempts to rehabilitate her back to a “wild” state proved futile. She had become very fond of people and never learned the skills necessary to survive on her own.
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Zihna, Red-Tailed Hawk
Disability: Head Trauma and Imprinted

Zihna is currently undergoing training and is unavailable for programs.

Zihna (pronounced Zeye-nah) was brought to the center with severe head trauma. Because he was so young at the time of the injury, he became imprinted during treatment. He has permanent balance issues but with training, provided by center staff, he has greatly improved.
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Lancelot, Eastern Milk Snake
Disability: Habituated

Lancelot came to us through the generosity of a retiring naturalist from another facility. Raised from an egg, he has spent his entire life educating the public about his species.
Toby, 3-toed Box Turtle
Disability: Habituated

Toby came to the center when he was found alone in an alley. Because he is so friendly to humans, it is suspected that he was dumped there by someone who raised and no longer wanted to care for him. He was never given the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to survive in the wild. With no fear of predators or ability to care for himself, he cannot be released.