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Center Slammed By 90.5 Inches Of Snow

Ninety and a half inches of snow fell in less than four days and was followed by warm temperatures proving to be a challenge for Hawk Creek’s current aging facility. Volunteers braved the storm to shovel the heavy snow off the roofs which kept all of the animals safe.
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Bald Eagle Released

This juvenile bald eagle, brought to us by the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, was found weak, emaciated and unable to fly by Lake Ontario. When the eagle was admitted in early September we knew that we were in a race to get her healthy, fit and released before migration was over.
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Bringing the Wild to the NYS Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2012 Contact: Tanya Lowe [email protected] (716) 652-8646 Event Date: August 23 – September 3, 2012 Event Time: 10-6 pm Event Location: 581 State Fair Boulevard Syracuse, New York 13209 Bringing the Wild to the NYS Fair Syracuse- Come one, come all, where man and nature will meet face-to-face at the Great New York State Fair! We are excited to announce that Hawk Creek will have the unique opportunity to bring the wild to the NYS Fair this year! The fair runs August 23rd -September 3rd daily, from 10:00am-6:00pm (gates open at 8:00am). Come and see these majestic birds of prey during fair hours and don’t miss the flying bird show free with fair admission! Hawk Creek is thrilled to introduce a new crowd to our amazing animal ambassadors from around the world, as we share their stories and lessons they have to teach. With a wide variety of wildlife on hand, Hawk Creek looks forward to showing these exquisite predators up-close and personal. Photographs are a must! Snap a picture of a majestic Eagle or the powerful Owl! Maybe you’ll get that perfect shot of the Turkey Vulture in mid flight at our flying bird show! Fair parking is $5 per vehicle. Daily admission tickets are $10 per person, ages 12 and under are free. This event is rain or shine. For more information on parking and driving directions please visit Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. has been featured on Rachael Ray, Conan O’Brien, PBS, and was voted a Blue Planet Hero by National Geographic. Over 80 non-releasable animals from around the world call Hawk Creek home while hundreds more are rehabilitated at the Center each year. Founded in East Aurora in 1987, Hawk Creek is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wildlife education, rehabilitation, and conservation services to the community. ### Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. PO Box 662 East Aurora, NY 14052 Environmental Education – Wildlife Rehabilitation – Conservation PDF Release: Bringing the Wild to the NYS Fair
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Great Family Fun in the Medieval Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2012 Contact: Matt Zymanek (716) 652-8646 [email protected] Event Date & Time: July 14, 15, 21, 22, 2012, 11-4pm Event Location: 655 Luther Rd East Aurora, NY 14052 Great Family Fun in the Medieval Sun East Aurora –Travel back into a time when giant, fire-breathing dragons and brave knights on white horses roamed the land! Come join Hawk Creek Wildlife Center for a medieval spectacle full of sword fights, jousting, flying birds and much, much more! The 25th annual WILD RENN FEST on the weekends of July 14, 15, 21 and 22, from 11:00am-4:00pm is highlighted by nationally renowned Jarod Miller of Animal Exploration, the brave knights of Brothers in Arms Jousting, the aerial acrobatics of free-flying birds during The Royal Tournament, and The Hopeless Romantics Comedy Show! Each event day is an opportunity to explore Hawk Creek’s resident wildlife with a medieval flair! Television celebrity Jarod Miller will share his eclectic collection of wildlife from around the world during his daily shows. Witness thrilling full-armored combat as professional jousters duel on horseback for their rights to the fair maidens of the land! Experience the awe and wonder of majestic birds of prey soaring directly overhead during the daily free flying bird shows. Laugh along with The Hopeless Romantics Comedy Show as you hear the story of Romeo & Juliet like never before! Children can become dragonologists as they explore the fact versus fiction of these scaly beasts and receive a free token to begin their own dragon collection (supplies limited). Hawk Creek’s medieval naturalists will be dispersed throughout the festival grounds for up-close and personal encounters with local and exotic wildlife. Exhibitors and entertainers are only the tip of the sword for these triumphant days. Enter the realm of the Bald Eagle in Walk with the Eagles™, where guests have the unique opportunity to stand face to face with our national symbol and capture its fierce beauty on camera. Delicious food and vendors selling their wares will also be available in a marketplace atmosphere, while kings, queens, jesters and peasants entertain audiences of all ages. This 2012 event is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors; Sonitrol, Noobis, Urban Design, The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center, Anastasi Trucking & Paving, M & T Bank, and West Herr. Event parking is free and tickets are $14 for adults, $11 for veterans and seniors, $8 for children 5-12 (4 and under are free), and $32 for a family pass (up to 2 adults and 3 children). Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online (free shipping). 10% off online ticket purchases until July 3, 2012. Please visit or call 716-652-8646 for information and directions. No pets please. Event is rain or shine. Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is located at 655 Luther Rd. East Aurora, NY 14052. Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. has been featured on Rachael Ray, Conan O’Brien, PBS, and National Geographic. Over 80 non-releasable animals from around the world call Hawk…
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