Because, at 64 ounces
of solid muscle, she is one big Red tail. And, by weight,
she has to be female.
Big Girl was probably hit by a car. She is
non-sighted in her right eye, and has limited vision
in her left eye. Big Girl has recovered from most of
the effects of her collision with the car, but her eyes
cannot be fixed. When placed in a 40-foot cage, she
had difficulty finding her food and at one time, in
full flight, she swerved into a ten foot high wall -
because she couldn't see it.
Big Girl has learned to remain calm in front of large
crowds of people. She is a beautiful, large, strong
Red-tailed Hawk who
is surprisingly relaxed. She is a very popular and effective
education bird who gets people's attention when she
opens her four and a half foot wingspan! She also serves
as a surrogate mother to young hawks. Big Girl is a
lovely gal who certainly deserves your support!