ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke will be releasing a Red-Tailed hawk in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 24.
They say the release is at Fishburn Park at 12 p.m. Timiah Palmer, one of their interns, from Danville will be conducting the release.
The Red-Tailed Hawk that is being released at Fishburn Park was brought to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke on Sept. 7 after being hit by a car.
Upon arrival, the hawk had severe bruising, was loaded with parasites, and was unresponsive. However, they say that the hawk has fully recovered and will be released back into the wild.
In addition, they will also be releasing a second Red-Tailed hawk in Newport at 3 p.m. near the intersection of 7 Oaks Rd and Blue Grass Trail.
They say those who attend the release viewing need to social distance and wear masks.