Back in 2007, the little flightless hawk arrived at Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) in Morro Bay, California.
"She was brought to Pacific Wildlife Care's wildlife center because she appeared to have a wing injury," Kelly Vandenheuvel, a wildlife rehabilitator who works with PWC, told The Dodo. "In fact, she was born with a disability — a deformed wing that prevented her from being able to fly at all."
Vandenheuvel, who has been doing wildlife rehabilitation with PWC since 1983, also does educational talks about wildlife at schools and community events. At first people thought that since Fiona couldn't be released into the wild because of her injury, she would be able to work as a "wildlife ambassador" at these programs.
But Fiona hated it. "She was not an ideal candidate due to her anxiety when put on a glove," Vandenheuvel said.