Since 1998 the Museum has housed a small collection of non-releasable birds of prey. They represent a sample of the types of birds you can see living wild in New England and are the stars of our educational programming.
The Museum's education and exhibit animals are all held under State and Federal permits. Each of our permanent residents is in captivity for a reason and would not survive in the wild. Most of the birds have physical handicaps and many of the reptiles are unwanted pets. Many of our animals are available for on or off-site educational programs.
If you find an injured wild animal be sure to get it to a veterinarian or licensed wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible.