Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

This Red-tailed Hawk came to the RMRP in 2010 from Snyder, on the eastern plains of Colorado. He was a young bird just learning to fly when he was injured. He had a broken right radius (forearm bone close to the wrist) and broken left ulna (forearm bone). Unfortunately, the bones did not heal in proper alignment, and he was left unable to fly.

Jasper will never let you forget that he is a wild creature. Everyone working with him must earn his trust and remember that, no matter what, our Educational Ambassadors are wild raptors that deserve respect.

This Red-tail was named after jasper stones, which can be a brilliant red, just like his gorgeous tail.