A mounted passenger pigeon found at a California jewelry store has been donated to the Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. The bird was purchased by Purdue alum Andrew Howe and then flew by plane to Florida before making its final flight to Indiana.

Alumni Donation Brings Rare Passenger Pigeon to FNR Collection

Something that rare carries a ‘stewardship obligation’ and I determined that he needed to be shared with as many people as possible in a public setting.

Andrew Howe

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