Walter Crawford passed away Friday 17th during complications due to hip replacement surgery. He began his career at the St. Louis Zoo under director Marlyn Perkins and left there with his blessing to work with the birds at the research and rehabilitation center in Tyson.
His passion was education, he was going to be a presenter at our own Gateway Parrot Club‘s education event an fair next month (more on that later). He loved the raptors, especially, and his presence will be sorely missed.
Here is the Fox 2 News segment on his work and his passing.