“Ambassadors for their kind” is what Shannon calls the birds of prey who cannot be returned to the wild. At the Bird of Prey Sanctuary, in Kwazulu Natal South Africa, about 150 injured and wrongfully caged birds are treated, nursed back to health and released each year.
Those that stay behind at the Sanctuary, like Jelly Bean, worm their way into the hearts of visitors like me and you just have to help. How tragic it would be if her species disappeared! This could readily happen without educational and conservation efforts like those of Shannon and Ben.