#24 Bird Hospital in Central Chile

In the Chilean countryside, birds of prey play a fundamental role in the control of pests, especially rodents. But not everyone knows that. Many hawks, owls and eagles are injured directly or indirectly by human action.

Concerned about this situation, a group of Chilean veterinarians organized a rehabilitation center 20 years ago for birds of prey in Talagante, a town on the outskirts of Santiago. Here birds are kept and treated before being released.