Meet our Education Ambassadors at Stormy Oaks Nature Conservancy!
All of our Education Ambassadors at Stormy Oaks Nature Conservancy have been through the rehabilitation system and determined to be non releasable. They are either on display in their enclosure or on the glove during a program. All Education Ambassadors are on our US Fish & Wildlife and PA Game Commission education permits. You can support our Education Ambassadors and their animal care efforts by adopting one of our Education Ambassadors for yourself or to give as a gift for someone special. This truly is a unique gift and is the perfect idea for birthdays, thank you, special occasions, or simply just because you love nature. If you are interested in adopting one of our Education Ambassadors – email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Artemis, sometimes called “Arty,” became a patient at another PA licensed wildlife rehabilitation center after being injured in the wild. He was deemed unreleasable after discovering a healed fracture in his right wing and was placed with us to be used for our wildlife education programs. Artemis has been with us for 1 year. He is helping people learn to appreciate the importance of Turkey Vultures in our ecosystem.
Did you know that a turkey vulture’s stomach acid has a pH between zero and 1, which helps them serve their role in the ecosystem: A more acidic stomach acid helps the scavengers digest the cones of dead animals they help rid from the ground while keeping them from getting ill. Turkey vultures are able to use their stomach acid as a makeshift hand sanitizer by relieving themselves on their legs.
A special thank you to all who have been involved in the five-year-long effort to build a prerelease aviary enclosure that was unveiled to the public in September 2021. Artemis proudly calls the other half of this enclosure – home.
Orion was acquired from another PA licensed wildlife rehabilitation center. He was deemed an imprint. This means that Orion cannot be released into the wild. Imprinting is a permanent condition. Orion is 12 years old and is used for our wildlife education programs.