Adam and Katie with two of the Raptor Center's Birds.

Adam and Katie with two of
the Raptor Center’s Education Birds.

Students at St. Joseph’s Indian School were treated to a special presentation recently.

Katie and Adam from the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center visited to teach the students about birds of prey.

The wanbli - eagle - is the national symbol of the United States, but is also revered in Lakota (Sioux) culture.

The bald eagle is among the largest raptors in the United States.

In addition to the bald eagle, a great horned owl, peregrine falcon and red-tailed hawk represented the Raptor Center’s Education Birds at St. Joseph’s Indian School.

Raptor Facts:

  • Raptors are carnivorous (meat eaters).
  • Raptors are characterized by their keen eyesight, hooked beak and eight sharp talons.
  • Approximately 482 species of raptors exist worldwide.

Learn more about the wanbli - eagle - in Native American culture!


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