The raven is the largest member of the crow family, with black feathers and a wedge-shaped tail. They have a well-developed ruff of feathers on the throat, which are called ‘hackles’ and are used often in social communication. They have a wing span of around 50 inches. Ravens are found across the west and north of the UK. Ravens are extremely intelligent. They are scavengers, and use their large beaks to rip carcasses. They have a harsh croaking call and make a wide range of sounds, even imitating the sounds of other animals. The ravens at wildwood have been known to imitate the call of the Fallow Buck in the rutting season, making the buck think there is another male wanting to compete! They are very inquisitive and will often come to look at the visitors looking at them. Look high up in the rafters of their enclosure or on the perches towards the front.