Benepe Releases Red-Tailed Hawk To Launch Brooklyn Raptor Fest
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A feathered member of New York's wildlife family was set free Thursday after some rest and relaxation.
Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe released a rehabilitated red-tailed hawk named Ruby back into the wild in Brooklyn.
Ruby was found in poor health on Bushwick Avenue back in May, rescued, and nursed back to top form.
"Our parkland has become home once again to some amazing animals, including the red-tailed hawk, which is back in very large numbers, nesting and hunting and being in all of our great parks, like here in Prospect Park," said Benepe.
The event kicked off the 14th annual Raptor Fest, a free bird event that takes place Sunday in Prospect Park.