Round aviary reshapes rehabilitation for birds of prey

While hunting, a peregrine falcon stoops at around 300km/h.

"If everything [in their makeup] is not absolutely perfect, they can't maintain those speeds, they can't maintain their hunting rates and they die," Peggy McDonald says.

Meeting the specific needs of raptors is a challenge she loves.

She's been rehabilitating and releasing birds of prey for more than 20 years and considers it a privilege to be so close to birds that are usually seen from kilometres away.

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