We are saddened to share that Aero passed away in August 2021.
Aero accidentally imprinted on people when he was young. He was found by a well-meaning family who fed and cared for him. Because of this, Aero associates himself with humans and not other kestrels.
Hatch Year: 2008
Weight: 3-4 ounces
Wingspan: 21-24 inches
Lifespan in the Wild: 7 years
Lifespan in Captivity: 12 years
Fun Fact: Aero often bobs his head and tail in front of audiences, which is a normal kestrel perching behavior.
About my Species: American Kestrels are unique in the raptor world. Not only are they one of the few raptor species that can hover in flight, but they are also sexually dichromatic, meaning that males and females have different plumage. They are the smallest falcon in the United States.