Pair of falcons left homeless by Elephant Hill fire released back into the wild

By James Peters
October 4, 2017 - 5:47am

PRITCHARD, B.C. — A pair of feathered BC wildfire evacuees are making a new home for themselves, with a little help from BC Hydro and the BC Wildlife Park.

The young American Kestrel falcons were rescued in July from a BC Hydro pole near Ashcroft.

The pole had been burned by the Elephant Hill wildfire.

According to BC Hydro's social media account, the raptors were taken to the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops, where they were cared for until they could be released back into the wild.

That happened just last week, near Pritchard east of Kamloops.

For the last few months, the young falcons have been fed and cared for by the @BCwildlifepark in #Kamloops. #BCWildfire

See video of their release below.

Thompson Rivers University introduces new Master's degrees

Join the Discussion

We are happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. See full commenting rules.