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Rusty spreads his wings

Rusty our Kestrel has ‘got his wings’ and is free flying almost every day in the Spirits of the Sky show!

He even spent summer demonstrating his predatory ability as part of Healesville Sanctuary’s ‘Meet the Predator’ holiday program, where he flew to the top of a 60m water tower!

Going up takes about 30 seconds, and going down to the keeper below takes about 3 seconds.

There’s no doubting Rusty is a champion – a very confident bird that we’re hoping everyone can see in action next time they visit!

In the meantime you can watch a short video of Rusty in action here:

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