Carolina Raptor Center’s oldest resident bird passes away
by Staff Writer
Santigi served as an education bird for almost 10 years before moving into the red-tailed hawk display enclosure where she found her mate Henry, a 21-year-old, red-tailed hawk and permanent resident. Santigi was diagnosed with arthritis and retired in June 2011, moving to a behind-the-scenes enclosure at that time. Since then, she slowly declined, requiring pain medication to continue standing throughout the day. She passed away in the hospital.