The hawk died Thursday from heart-related complications following surgery to amputate her injured foot. Violet was believed to be around 5-years-old.
Violet had been seen hobbling on one of her legs since back in May, after her hatchling Pip arrived. Video of Violet shot in November showed the limb dangling uselessly, her foot gray and scaly from lack of blood.
The mother of a red-tailed hawk family featured on a popular New York City bird cam is suffering from a very serious injury.
The DEC believes Violet may be suffering from an ongoing condition, and for now, decided it will continue to use “Hawk Cam” to monitor her.