On October 18, 2021, a female peregrine falcon that was named Nike will be released at Moraine State Park.

Peregrine Falcons have been listed as an endangered species since 1972. Pennsylvania had no breeding pairs from 1959 to 1987.  They were bred in captivity and protected until such time they are able to rely on themselves for their own survival.

Nike was hatched and banded as a nestling in Ohio around 2019. She underwent rehabilitation in order to ensure her survival and was set to be released after 2 years.

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