The Glen Helen Raptor Center is part of the Glen Helen Association, a non-profit organization. The Raptor Center operates two core programs; education of raptors and their role in Ohio ecosystems, and rehabilitation of injured raptors with the goal of release back to the wild.
The Raptor Center offers a wide variety of educational programs, and operates the Miami Valley’s only raptor rehabilitation clinic admitting around 200 sick or injured birds of prey yearly. Through its education and rehabilitation efforts, the Center reaches thousands of people giving them a greater understanding, appreciation, and concern for raptors and other wildlife.
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