Walter Crawford of the World Bird Sanctuary dies at 70 following surgical complications

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. 

Walter Crawford, via linkedin

Walter Crawford, via linkedin

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.

One thought on “Walter Crawford of the World Bird Sanctuary dies at 70 following surgical complications

  1. Another sad loss for our community~Thank you for getting the word out about the passing of yet another great contributor to our life here in St. Louis~”May there be light on his spirit and eternal peace on his soul.” (3x’s)