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Turkey Jr.

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Junior was found in the winter of 2004 when he was less than a year old. He was on the ground and had been unable to make his migration south due to lead poisoning from eating a wounded animal that was shot with lead shot. Because he was subject to Illinois' cold temperatures, he also suffered severe frostbite on many of his toes. Most of Junior's toes had to be partially amputated. Because of the likelihood of future foot problems, Junior was deemed non-releasable.

All of Flint Creek Wildlife's educational animals are non-releasable due to the nature of their injuries.  In other words, animals that cannot survive in their natural habitat because of their injuries have been given a second chance at Flint Creek Wildlife - educating the public while living out their natural lives.