We will miss you Layla. Our 21 year-old peregrine falcon inspired wonder and awe every time she swooped above us on one of her gorgeous flights. We were so lucky to watch you fly. 💜Share your favorite memory of Layla and we’ll make sure her dedicated keepers see it. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s always hard saying goodbye to the animals we care for; sorry for your loss, keepers.
She was a beauty, and a great entertainer. Loved watching her
Going to miss her wonderful shows. She was great to watch and a beautiful bird. Spread you wings and fly as high as the sky, Layla.
Onward, sweet Layla ❤️
Wish I had spent more time watching her. :'(
Fly the eternal thermals, sweet girl. I’m so sorry she has left you. I wish I could have met her this last summer when I visited Seattle and the zoo.
Fly high you were so special and beautiful
Sweet Layla! A very forgiving bird. My best to her keepers both old and new. I'm sure they're missing her.
I wonder if this was the one that landed right in front of me 2 years ago. I am legally blind and loved being able to see them up close where I can actually see instead of far away as a blurred image. I send my most heart felt sympathy to all the workers who knew this lovely gal.
Oh no! RIP, sweet girl, you taught me so much!
Thanks for all the dedicated work with her.
watching Layla fly was so stunning the way Layla would just glide. At one show training I was sitting she landed just over my head on post didn’t hit her mark. But I’m sure that never happened again I’m sure. Layla coloring stunning and her glide made me wish so much that I could just once get the chance to fly as a bird...
Very sorry for your loss
Peregrines are beautiful to see.
So sorry on the loss of your beautiful Layla.
Thank you to her keepers.
Woodland Park Zoo speaking of falcons do you have like a guest program where you sit in a room and the zoo staff brings zoo animals to you?
Sorry for your loss. 😢
I remember how thrilled the kids were watching the raptor show. I'm so sorry for your loss.
She came to us as a young captive bred bird being trained for falconry. Her owner, Paul, donated her to WPZ because she just wasn't showing any interest or ability in actually hunting birds. He named her Layla because he was down on his knees begging her PLEASE just hunt! He was a big fan of Eric Clapton.
I think this is the same falcon that one time didn’t fly back during a show I was watching. Seems
Layla like to take side trips then later came back when she was done exploring.
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