Joy Harsh , Abilene Zoo Curator, says, "She is one of the smallest North American falcons. So she is a bird of prey."
When it comes to Falcons in the wild we wanted to know their temperament. "They tend to be solitary. They are really skiddish around people and that sorta thing. They are not ones you approach. They have excellent eye sight so she can probably see everything in this studio better than we can.", explains Harsh.
When it comes to the Kestrel's diet they are fed mice, crickets, and meal worms.
You can check out all of the birds of prey at the Abilene Zoo and many more on Zoo Lane or visit their website at www.abilenezoo.org.
The Abilene Zoo is open between 9am-5pm. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2.50 for children 3-12. All children 2 and under get in free.