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Extreme Raptors

Daily on the Hendricks Regional Health Promenade

3:30 PM, 6 PM, 8:30 PM

They’re fierce, feathered and fantastic, winging your way in an avian extravaganza that captures the spirit of the wild. Extreme Raptors is the premium wildlife production, featuring birds of prey like you’ve never seen them before. Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Owls are cleared for takeoff as a new major attraction for theme parks, resorts and fairs.

The show, produced by Raptor Project Inc. of New York hosts the largest traveling tour group of raptors in the world. Audiences will witness up close and personal the beauty and charisma that these predators have long symbolized to mankind as master falconers and skilled handlers guide the way.

The show begins with an historic peek into medieval times when falconry was called the “sport of kings” for ladies, knights and nobleman. With a supporting cast of wingspans up to eight feet wide there is non-stop, riveting action, music, comedy and a patriotic photo-op finale with a proud Bald Eagle perched in front of the American flag.


Jonathan Wood, master falconer and wildlife rehabilitator, has assembled a collection of feathered predators that is unrivalled in scope and size. Operating from two home bases in New York Catskill Mountains and the Texas Gulf coast enables Wood, wife Susan and daughter Rachel to tour in a large RV that serves as home, office and traveling bird exhibit.

The real stars of the show are the birds themselves, charismatic creatures with saber curved beaks and talons that command respect and rivet attention. Although many of the flock have permanent handicaps barring their re-entry into the wild, these flaws are hard to detect. Some of the birds indeed faced euthanization at crowded wildlife centers across the country and have now been tamed and trained as charming ambassadors for their species and the environments they inhabit.

An exciting, entertaining and educational 30-minute show with choreographed music and special effects performed by master falconers.

Free-flight demos with a variety of birds. Meet & Greet photo-op afterwards with most birds on display up close and personal.

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