(Common Rock Dove - Columba livia)
Tybalt is a pigeon. The same type of bird we all see in cities and parks, nesting on buildings and picking up french fries in the parking lot. Despite this, pigeons have a long and prosperous relationship with people.
Tybalt here is a prime example of that. She is an ex racing pigeon. Bred in captivity, she competed in racing events until something injured her eye. She was found in someone's yard with an infected eye that we can only guess is the result of an incident with a predatory animal. She has since made a full recovery, and her original owner let us keep her for educational purposes.
Symbolically adopting Tybalt will allow us to provide continued care, support, and enrichment for our wonderful animal ambassador. Adopting one of our ambassadors is a great opportunity for school classes and anyone interested in supporting our animals directly.