Species: Buteo jamaicensis, Red-Tailed Hawk  •  Born: 1981 (approximate date)   •  Gender: Male  •  Disability: Human Imprint

Satch

Satch was illegally removed from his nest by a man whose intention was to profit from the sale of the bird. However, the person he chose to sell this beautiful Red-tailed hawk to was an undercover agent of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Satch was used as evidence and then turned over to John Stokes at the Memphis Zoo.

Named after baseball pitcher Satchel Paige, Satch was human-imprinted and could not be released into the wild.

Satch appeared in an advertisement for Fulnier motorcycles and in a commercial for Channel 13 News in Memphis, TN.

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