a behind the scenes look at the world's largest falcon hospital,
including a trip into the operating room.
The sport of falconry is still
popular among Arabs and where there are falcons, there are falcon
veterinarians. I got the personal tour of the largest falcon
hospital in the world where I was even allowed into the operating
room during an endoscopic surgical procedure.
The entrance to the falcon hospital.
Here I am with one of the patients
who was in for a checkup.
Some of the falcons are kept
as pets, others are still used for traditional hunting.
Numerous falcons relaxing. The
hoods keep them calm and reduce the chances of them attacking
In the falcon operating room.
I never expected to find myself here.
This falcon is getting its internal
organs examined with an endoscopic camera. Two tiny incisions
are made in the chest and the camera is inserted.
Feeding time! A tasty quail
makes for a good lunch.