Zilla is a lanner-saker falcon hybrid. This means that she is a cross between the lanner and saker species of falcons. She worked with a falconer for the first 10 years of her life before retiring to the Southeastern Raptor Center in Alabama. She became ABEF’s first avian ambassador in 2010.
Zilla can be seen laying down and sunning herself, which gives her hips a rest as she is one of the oldest ambassadors at the ABEF. She often watches squirrels, birds, and insects outside of her window. She especially enjoys catching the odd bug that strays into her aviary.