You can purchase a life-size, 3D-printed model of Beauty's prosthetic beak, or find out about availability of the STL file to 3D print a life-size model, by using our contact form on the Birds of Prey Northwest Contact Page.
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Janie Veltkamp, BoPNW Director holding a peregrine falcon, and Don Veltkamp, BoPNW Board Chairman holding a red-tailed hawk
Janie Veltkamp will be speaking about BEAUTY AND THE BEAK at conferences in Idaho including the Idaho Science Teachers and Idaho Library Association.
BOPNW and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe are partners in the Northwest’s first tribal eagle aviaries—to house and care for nonreleasable eagles to collect their feathers for ceremonial purposes.
The nonfiction children’s book BEAUTY and the BEAK, by Janie Veltkamp and Deborah Lee Rose, is a Junior Library Guild title and has been named to the CALIFORNIA READS Recommended List.
American Library Association: "Although the science and technology included in this book are supremely interesting, the compassion and dedication of the people who put it to use to save this wonderful bird are the best part of the story. I defy anyone not to be moved by the picture of Beauty using her restored beak to take a drink of water."
School Library Journal: "Outstanding full-page photographs accompany this uplifting account. Many resources for further study and additional information on the life cycle of eagles, their habitats, and their near extinction and recovery are appended. Highly valuable for elementary schoolers as a lesson in empathy; an inspiring addition to STEM collections."
Midwest Book Review Children's Bookwatch: "Impressively informative, exceptionally well written, profusely illustrated"
Kirkus Reviews: "Solid information about bald eagles in the wild is woven into the story.”
Publishers Weekly: "a remarkable wildlife rescue story"
Children's Literature: "... an excellent science book for school libraries"
Books to Borrow, Books to Buy: "Beauty and the Beak is a fascinating, true story of compassion. Perfectly supported by stunning photographs throughout and informative back matter, this inspiring story shouldn’t be missed."
For a rescue emergency
- eagle, hawk, falcon, or owl -
208- 245-1367 or 208-582-0797,
or Idaho Fish and Game at
In 2018, Birds of Prey Northwest in northern Idaho will celebrate its 25th year! We promote stewardship and conservation of raptors through educational programs with live birds of prey, onsite at our center and at many other locations. The story of our most famous educational bird, Beauty the bald eagle, is read around the world. Our raptor center provides medical treatment and rehabilitation to sick, injured and orphaned birds of prey with the ultimate goal of returning them to the wild. We also train volunteer raptor caregivers, and provide expert evaluation and care in coordination with other raptor centers. BOPNW is a nonprofit and depends on both educational program fees and graciously donated funds and items to care for many species of raptors including eagles, ospreys, falcons, hawks and owls.
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