Pepe came to us in her hatching year, in August 2006. Her injuries were probably caused by a collision with a vehicle. Pepe has a compound humeral fracture in the left wing, which was pinned. She has a chronic wing droop and never regained flight. Her sight in the left eye is also compromised.
Pepe has a mellow demeanor and likes to sit on the perch in her aviary, looking out on the Great Swamp. Red-tailed hawks are New Jersey’s most common large hawk and live in more habitats (forests, edge habitats, prairies, fields, meadows and deserts) than any other raptor.