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Peregrine Falcon


This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.

This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.

Latin Name

Falco peregrinus

History at CuriOdyssey

Our falcon was found as a young bird by a private citizen and taken to the Pasadena Animal Shelter. Although the bird was taken care of, he was never flown or taught how to hunt. The shelter finally called the Ojai Raptor Center (ORC) to take him in 2005. Once at the ORC, he was placed with an experienced falconer who would condition him to fly and hunt. In 2007, right before he was slated for release, he injured his right eye. After that he was deemed un-releasable and stayed at the rehabilitation center as an education bird. In 2011 the center decided to place him at another facility. On December 2, 2012, he came to live at CuriOdyssey.

Birth Date

Estimated 2004

Fun Facts about Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine falcons have excellent eye sight and can see a pigeon at rest from 3000 feet away.

What do Peregrine Falcon eat?

Peregrines prefer to eat birds over other food items, but they will eat anything that is small enough for them to catch and kill. At CuriOdyssey, they are served mice, rats, chicks, quail, occasionally guinea pig and rabbit.

How long do Peregrine Falcon live?

In the Wild: 12 to 16 years
In Captivity: longest on record lived to be 25 years old.

Where do Peregrine Falcon live?

Open rocky land, rocky coasts wooded areas, and moorland. They are found on every continent except Antarctica.

Are Peregrine Falcons endangered?

They were taken off the Threatened Species list in 2009, although they are still protected under Migratory Bird Treaty Act.


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