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Draper Natural History Museum

Wild sheep expert to talk in Cody on Dec. 4

Wild sheep expert to talk in Cody on Dec. 4

From an estimated 2 million prior to European settlement, bighorn sheep numbers in western North America fell to fewer than 25,000 animals by the mid-1950s.

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Ice patch archaeologist to talk in Cody on Nov. 6

Ice patch archaeologist to talk in Cody on Nov. 6

Ice patch archaeology is the subject of a Nov. 6 talk by Craig M. Lee, a research scientist at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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Lecture series focuses on region's wildlife

Lecture series focuses on region's wildlife

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition are partnering to offer a series of summer evening programs that focus on some of the region’s iconic wildlife.

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Draper museum staff to lead bird tours

Draper museum staff to lead bird tours

Staff from the Draper Natural History Museum will join the roster of presenters offering guided field trips, interactive programs and seminars for the Spring into Yellowstone Birding and Wildlife Festival May 14-18 in Cody, Wyo.

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Golden eagle

Golden eagle

The Draper Natural History Museum's staff will be leading some of the tours offered at Cody, Wyo.'s, Spring Into Yellowstone Birding and Wildlife Festival later this month.

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Researcher to discuss Wyoming wildlife migrations

Researcher to discuss Wyoming wildlife migrations

Long-term drought, energy development, residential development and expanding predator populations are challenging Wyoming’s migratory ungulates.

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Early high-country people focus of upcoming talk

Early high-country people focus of upcoming talk

Current archaeological research is revealing insights into early peoples' use of Wyoming's Absaroka Mountains, but the work is being threatened by fire, looting and vandalism.

March 21, 2014 12:50 pmLoading…

Grizzly bears topic of Thursday museum talk

The Yellowstone grizzly bear has been in the news over the past few years as its status on the Endangered Species List is debated, but the animal first gained national attention at the end of the 19th century with Ernest Thompson Seton’s “Wahb” in “Biography of a Grizzly,” published in seria…

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Cody museum’s captive birds educate public, volunteers

Cody museum’s captive birds educate public, volunteers

CODY, Wyo. – Next to a pink hand mirror hanging upside down on the wall of the Raptor Experience workroom is a printed diagram titled “How to Properly Cut Up a Rat.”

February 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mobile perch

Mobile perch

Hayabusa, an injured peregrine falcon, is held by Ryan as the bird gets its beak and a few talons trimmed.

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Bird talk

Bird talk

Volunteer Patrick Petit talks to museum visitors about the peregrine falcon Hayabusa on Friday. Before volunteering, his main interaction with animals was owning a dog.

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Beak sanding

Beak sanding

Melissa Hill, assistant curator for live raptors at the Draper Natural History Museum, uses a Dremel tool to sand down Hayabusa's beak as LaDaun Ryan holds the bird.

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Golden shadow

Golden shadow

LaDaun Ryan returns Kateri, a golden eagle, to her perch at the bird's cage behind the Buffalo Bill Center of the West recently. Ryan is a volunteer for the Draper Natural History Museum's Raptor Experience program. The museum's raptors are shown to the public daily to educate the public abo…

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Freezer layout

Freezer layout

The large chest freezer inside the raptor workshop features unusual contents outlined by a sign on the top.

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Food apology

Food apology

To apologize to Hayabusa after her beak and talons were trimmed, she was fed half a quail. 

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Rat diagram

Rat diagram

A diagram shows how to cut up a rat for feeding to the raptors.

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Teasdale's mood

Teasdale's mood

Teasdale the great horned owl has only one mood, grumpy. So the poster, created by an intern, makes fun of the unflappable bird.

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Turkey vulture

Turkey vulture

Melissa Hill carries the turkey vulture Suli inside after its feeding. Normally at this time of year, the bird would have migrated south to spend the winter.

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On display

On display

Kateri was named in a museum contest. The big bird weighs about 14 pounds.

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Raptor talk

Raptor talk

Melissa Hill, live raptor program manager for the Draper Natural History Museum, will give a talk on raptors on Feb. 6 at 12:15 p.m. in the Buffalo Bill Center for the West's Coe Auditorium.

January 28, 2014 2:23 pmLoading…

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