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Published on June 26, 2017

St. Joseph Campus Welcomes 4 New Baby Peregrine Falcons

A kindergarten student from Yeshiva Elementary School, located in Milwaukee, holds a baby peregrine falcon.On Wednesday, June 7, 46 kindergarten students, their teachers and many parents from neighboring Yeshiva Elementary School in Milwaukee visited Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Joseph Campus, part of Ascension. They came to see the four new baby peregrine falcons that they named.

Four falcon eggs were laid high atop the eighth floor of St. Joseph in early April as part of the peregrine falcon nest box added in 2006. It took five years until falcons started using the nest and had their first hatch in 2011. Since then, the site has been active every spring and has produced 24 young falcons!

This year’s feathered youngsters, courtesy of another group of youngsters from Yeshiva Elementary, are named “Rolo,” “Kiki,” “Bracha Mariam,” and “High Speed Chase” - three little girls and a boy.

The two kindergarten classes learned about falcons over the past few weeks and drew pictures of them, which are now proudly on display at St. Joseph. Thanks, kids!

Kindergarten students from Yeshiva Elementary School, located in Milwaukee, visit Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Joseph Campus to name four new baby peregrine falcons.

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St. Joseph Campus Welcomes 4 New Baby Peregrine Falcons