Kanuck the Peregrine Falcon
Kanuck was hatched in captivity and hand-raised by the Raptor Centre staff. He arrived at the centre in 2017 at 15 days of age and is very comfortable working with people.
The Peregrine Falcon
Favourite Snacks: Other birds, including shorebirds, ducks, pigeons and songbirds
Interesting facts: The Peregrine Falcon is known as the fastest creature in the world, reaching speeds of up to or above 320 km/h in a dive. Although they traditionally nest on cliff ledges, in Ontario Peregrine Falcons commonly nest on the ledges of tall buildings. The word “peregrine” means “wanderer” and Peregrine Falcons are one of the most widespread birds in the world, being found on every continent except Antarctica.