Non-profit gives raptor birds another way to soar

PACTOLA LAKE, S.D. (KEVN) - The Black Hills Raptor Center dropped by the Pactola Visitor Center Sunday afternoon to educate people about raptor birds.
Presenters touched on the birds' natural history and where they can be found in the state. Because raptors are birds of prey and mostly injured in the wild, the Raptor Center found a unique way for them to spread their wings.

"'We have trained them to be avian ambassadors and they are accustomed to crowds, to groups of people and school programs and this is what our organization exists to do is educate folks about the importance of raptors in the environment," said Maggie Engler, co-founder of the Black Hills Raptor Center.

If you would like to learn more about the unique raptor birds, you can catch them in Hill City on July 14 at the Farmer's Daughter or find out where they will be next at